Saturday, September 13, 2014

My Bad...

Wow it has been awhile.  Can I use the excuse that I've been busy?  Because that is the truth.  Although its not like I've been so busy that I couldn't take a few minutes to sit down and do some blogging.  Those free moments when I could have been blogging I have been wasting my time surfing the net, playing games, or just plain old watching stupid things on Youtube.  I admit it.  My bad...I goes on. 

This summer has seriously been a crazy busy summer though.  I have spent far more time mixing concrete in these last three months then I have ever done in my entire life.  And the shitty thing is that we aren't even finished.  We still have one wall left to pour, and three, possibly four, footings.  It is never ending, most especially when you happen to be married to someone who doesn't know the meaning of build to code.  His idea is build to a code which will make the structure last until the next ice age.  And based on how quickly the world is warming that isn't going to come any time soon. 

But the good thing is that I'm getting to be quite the expert at mixing concrete.  Four parts sand and gravel, one part cement, add a little water, mix to the consistence of cookie dough and Bob's your uncle.  Yup you heard that right, mixing concrete is like baking.  Add a little bit of this and a little bit of that, salt to taste.  And always wear your safety have no idea how many times my sunglasses have saved my vision this summer. 

Have I mentioned my birds?  No...well I got myself some birds this summer.  Six guinea fowl.  I got them when they were three days old and grew them into big, fat, seriously ugly birds.  Wowza but they is ugly.  They went from cute(ish) little brown fluffy things to big, grey, things with heads that look sort of zombie like.  But of course I did not get them for their aesthetics, nope there is a method to my madness, I got them for their tick consuming powers.  Have wood ticks, will eat, is their motto.  Apparently one hen will rid one acre from the blood sucking little bastards, and...this is important...not ruin a garden.  Had they been garden destroying I think our neighbours might come looking for them with a shotgun...and possibly us.  At first when we let them go free it seemed like they were not holding up their end of the bargain because they were having issues eating enough, but that problem has gone away.  Unfortunately I haven't a clue at how well they are doing on the "tick front" because tick season was over pretty bloody quick this year.  But they are getting bigger and fatter so they must be finding enough creepy-crawlies to eat.  So fingers crossed that they will survive the winter and that they will bring their super powers into full strength next spring. 

I'll post some pictures when I find my camera.  Anyway I best head out to the Wookie Cave and start a painting I promised to someone.  Hopefully I'll get back here a little more than every six months.