Tuesday I have three things on the little marker board which I call "mine". They were:
- Chicken coops
- Feed Bees
Then I pitched into the bathroom. Literally. I didn't intend to do the deep clean that I did when I started. I knew the room was dirty...we haven't been able to keep up with the laundry recently and I, among others, have just kept ignoring the fact that the shower needed scrubbing as did the sink and the toilet. I ended up doing all three of those, but after I had taken the Pig (our vintage vacuum) to practically every square inch of wall and floor (wall to get the dust and spider webs that have accumulated). To get to the floor I ended up moving the washing machine and the dryer (not in that order). Before I put them back in place, I took a soapy rag to the floor too. The ol' bathroom was definitely cleaner by the time I got done.
I fully planned on cleaning the chicken coops after lunch that day, but instead I went to town with Grandma. That ended up being kind of fun after all--despite when Mum first asked me to go I rather growled about it because it messed up "my" plans.
Therefore, not having the time to clean chicken coops Tuesday, I went right to it after morning tea (which by the way, comes after I wash the breakfast dishes). I started with the brooder coop and hauled a couple of wheel-barrows full of caked straw off. Then I organized a few thing into the coop (might as well use it for storage!) before I marched into the layer's coop and rudely shooed them all out. I gathered up another handful of eggs and started forking the old straw out once I moved everything movable out. I went ahead and knocked the bottom out of the "second-story" nesting box that was rotting out. I could just imagine a chicken and clutch of eggs falling through the trap door...it'd be kind of funny really, but what a waste of eggs!
Roughly half way through the job, I started a down slide, so I when I got done shortly before lunch, I essentially knocked off for the day. I was very useful all afternoon with my feet up in my favorite chair. At least my fingers stayed busy. I finished the first sock of the next pair.
That brings us to today. Now....what did I do today?? *mumbles* "Ate breakfast...dishes (of course)...tried on my dress..."
Speaking of the dress...it was one that Mama got in August when we were supposed to go to a friend's ball out of state--well, the girls went and I stayed home because I was sick. The dress had been partially disassembled, being too long on me (OF COURSE! ;D), but Mama got it fixed today. While it doesn't look exactly like it did before, I still love it. It's black and pale green--what's NOT to love?
Anyway, I had that dress on a half a dozen times today it seems like. I look forward to actually getting to wear it tomorrow evening. (Somebody please help me understand why my family always does things like dress alterations at the last minute?)
I made lunch...yes, I did! :)
*returns to mumbles* "After lunch...dishes (of course)...Katherine's dress...that project..."
So I had two sewing projects this afternoon. One was cutting off and hemming Katherine's dress of the ball tomorrow. I got it a wee bit on the short side, but Katherine doesn't seem to mind too much. The bright side of course being that she won't step on it now!
The other project...well...all I'm going to say about that is that it was an experiment more or less--but it was a success.
I went out to feed the chickens and on the way in Daddy asked me to help him move some wood. Katherine came to help too (poor girl has had some sort of terrible itch for a couple of weeks now!) and even though it got dark on us, we finished! I think it may be time for supper now...so I'm going to abandon y'all. Bye now!