Sunday, October 27, 2013

CURSES FOILED AGAIN, PARTIALLY

Partly cloudy
So...Saturday we get to the farm early, beautiful day, blue skies, a bit cloudy but a nice breeze blowing.  Yesterday I posted my list of tasks that I hoped to get done this weekend.  Sunday was a toss up, according to the weather forecast, so I planned to do as much as I could.




I got quality time on the zen machine, which was nice.  The breeze was so cool it felt nice just riding around lost in thought...just mowing...







...and mowing (the driveway is my favorite thing to mow)...









...and mowing.







Also edged and cleaned out the raised beds and mowed the inside of fenced in garden area with 2nd Family's push mower.  2nd Man cleaned inside the house while I did stuff outside.  Side note, it's amazing how many bugs find their way to the window sills during the week and die looking for a way out.  Where are they the rest of time?  I never see them flying around, but give it two weeks or so without checking, and then there are 4 or 5 in every other window. 

Anyway, we didn't spend the night this time as we had dinner plans in town with some dear friends.  We came back about 6pm.

Farm radar image
Then we woke up this morning to torrential rains and this was the radar image for the farm (that dark red, worst weather, had already moved through).  We have had about 3/4" in town and 2nd Family says that we've already had about 1 1/2" (so far) at the farm.  Is it too much to ask for for TWO CONTINUOUS DAYS of nice weather on the weekend? 

 Oh well, I got 3 of 5 things done on my list, that's good right?  I'll have posts during the week of yesterday's adventures.  There were a couple of, uh, let's just say "startling moments".  Never a dull moment in the country.

Hope your weekend is going well!

6 comments:

jaz@octoberfarm said...

i saw that on the weather channel and thought about you!

Sandy said...

1st Man,

At least you had one day to really work on the property with your zen machine.
I'm hoping all this rain doesn't flood ya'll out.

Were expecting severe weather Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday; hubby is pulling out the weather radio just incase so we can listen if tornadoes will be in the area.

Joani said...

Grateful for one day. And, please don't show pics of snakes. Hate them! Was wonderful around here. Was out both days. Don't have lawn to mow....thank goodness. But, there is a cold front coming...directly from Alaska. But, I won't complain cuz it was a hot summer. Have a great week.

1st Man said...

I see cold weather and think of you! Ha.

1st Man said...

Yes, and I made the most of it. I think the ground was so dry it just soaked it up like a sponge. It's good that it comes in increments, but just not on the weekends, ha.

It's that time of year for possible bad weather up there huh? Cole weather meets warm weather and it's not fun. Y'all be safe. We've got a weather radio at the farm. Those things are great warning devices.

1st Man said...

Yep, I'll take the days we get. And really, we need the rain so I won't complain too much.

No snakes, no worries. ;-)