It has been quite a time getting the Farm ready with a 6 month old. I had him on my back yesterday in the sling and he is so active that while trying to hold him still I jammed the pitchfork right between my toes – yes everyone I did NOT have work boots on yesterday!!! So two lessons learned – baby goes in a shaded stroller most of the time (unless crying) and I always, ALWAYS where my work boots!
We did manage to get most of the beautiful and luscious Fruit & Herb Garden weeded and shaped. This circular garden is filled with an ever expanding, twice-blooming red rasberry bush, a strawberry patch, a blackberry bramble and some luscious herbal ground covering including: oregano, thyme, egyptian mint and sage! Sweetness!
I am pausing on posting pics until it is done and complete. Our dear community farmer Jahques is planning on tearing up the current brick path and patio, adding ground cover and repaving – bless his heart.
But Jah is ever great and good and timely when your heart is calling. I planned on mowing the lawns today, got out that lawn mower and did it all as my dear father taught me – oil and gas had been drained before winter – I filled them all back up with new and fresh product, pumped the ignitor and off it went – until soon smoke was pouring out and it sputtered to a hault. Come to find that the gas was leaking into the air filter and out onto the base of the cutter…darn it, says Mama, this is where my skills fail me – I have no mechanical/machinery skills – in fact – I am down-right lazy when it comes to fixing machinery. I would sooner pay the money and take it to the nearest mechanic than figure out how to make it work again.
Well just as I am saying this and look at the clock tick til its time to pick the baby up from daycare and boom! Jah drops a skilled and generous Fari right onto the property – well he drove up on his bike. Prentiss, mechanic and DJ extraordinaire does a tap-tap on the air filter thingy and boom, leak stops!
Still no grass cutting cause I need a new spark-plug and air filter to really get that mower in tip-top shape – but all cards are out on the table and everyone is ready to go!