Monday, May 25, 2020

Home sweet home

Man, am I glad to be home.  I've been trying to write a post since I got back, but haven't had much inspiration.  I've just been enjoying the nice weather, my pets and of course the hubby.  Being out in the world a bit more than the norm was interesting/stressful, but it sure makes me feel grateful for what I have at home and being able to be at home.

The first 2 weeks of May were unseasonably cool and this first week home has been unseasonably warm - like almost 30C, which is approx 90F.  Which is pretty nice when you are working from home and can work on getting some chores done in the early mornings.  We got our pool opened and the back pasture is all cleaned up and open for business. 
The first few bits of sweet, sweet grass. LOL

I'm working the horses up to being out on grass full time but I'll need another week maybe before they are ready.  For now they are up to two 1.5 hour stretches.  

I've been working on fixing fences and I, for the first time ever, have all of the fence lines mowed before the grass is knee high!  w00t w00t!!!  LOL  Usually I start the spring with good intentions about keeping the field mowed so the electric fence doesn't short out, but I get lazy/sidetracked with other things. 
I am also alllmmosst done cleaning out the front hay storage area in my barn.  That area is not only for hay, but seems to be my catch-all for all the stuff that doesn't have a permanent home - rain sheets, coolers, and random tack bits that don't fit Fred, etc.   I just need to finish putting away my winter blankets and give the area a thorough sweeping/dusting/de-cobwebbing, etc and it will be ready for this year's hay.    It feels great to get some of these spring cleaning chores done!  

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  1. Welcome home. I feel bad that you were here and I couldn't show you around. :)

    Maybe next time.

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    1. I'll take you up on that for next time!! ;-) I love NS and plan to come back for a nice vacation when everything is open.

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    2. we're much nicer when we're open. :)

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  2. oh man, 90* already?!? we've gotten into the 80s a couple times but i'm so not ready for hotter haha.... also yea our horses got out on grass a full month earlier than last year. i'm not sure if it's bc the weather was better, or it was just easier during the whole quarantine situation.... but was interesting all the same. glad you're back home again and enjoying getting everything ready for summer!

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    1. Thanks - it is good to be home. Today is 93 and 102 with the humidity! WTF Canada? lol It is supposed to cool down later this week...fingers crossed. It has been nice and dry here so that has helped the pastures a lot.

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  3. Welcome home and congrats on all the surprise productivity!! Ugh we have jumped straight into warm weather for here, normally we have a couple months of overcast and then August it warms up but the clouds were gone for May :/

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    1. Thanks - although the productivity has taken a big hit as it is 102 with the humidity today. WTF! lol

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  4. Glad you made it home safe! If nothing else, this staying at home stuff is getting a lot of chores out of the way!

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    1. Thanks - I'll need to update my to-do list at this rate with some new stuff! lol

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  5. Welcome home! And huzzah for fencelines mowed. Mine is....partially lol I'm mostly on the knee-high plan right now lol

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    1. Thanks! lol the knee-high plan is jussst fine. ;-)

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