Wednesday, August 7, 2013


Craigs*list can be addicting; especially when you are feeling antsy and don't know exactly what you should be doing, or want to do, or what you wanna be when you grow up!

  Izzy and Joe just lay around most of the time.
So, I thought I'd like a parakeet or 2 to give my home some "life".  I found them on Craigs*list!
Then I found out from this book ....
that oil painting fumes as well as air fresheners and scented candles and cleaning products can be lethal for these birds. So THAT wasn't going to work! I will still want to do my painting!
 I kept the cage and traded the birds for some "Red Valentine" rhubarb plants, also found on Craigs*List.
....which I planted on the other side of my garden near the edge of the trees. I got a bucket of horse manure from a friend to add to the soil. Rhubarb loves that. I hope they grow well so I will have plenty of rhubarb next year.
My grandson Bobby, came over and helped me get the weeds out of the fence surrounding the garden and we put down roofing shingles under the fence so I would not have that problem again. He did a great job and worked hard.
I had also ordered 6 blueberries bushes that I planted on the backside of the garden. Unfortunately I think only 2 are surviving. We shall see.... 

And then..... I saw this picture of these 2 little goats (again.... you got it, on Craigs*List) I thought about it for 3 whole weeks. Daughter #2 wanted to go see them.

Ok , so they ended up at my place somehow ....
Aren't they sweet???
My brother, who was visiting from AZ, helped me build that nifty door for their pen.
Thank-you Deaf Ranger!
Thanks for visiting. The adventure continues.....


Susan said...

Everything is so nice. Glad you were able to return the birdies.

JO said...

I always had bird and burned candles never bothered them. To bad you gave them up but you made a good trade. You seem to be really enjoying your place so happy for you. Garden looks really good too. Those little goats are so adorable.

JO said...

I used to have birds and burn candles it never seemed to bother them. They didn't die I gave them away when I started to travel.
Your little goats are so cute and the garden looks great.

Randii said...

I love the shingles idea! Did you just simply lay them down right out of the package or did he trim them up somehow? Do they curl up at all and cause mowing issues? Sorry really intrigued as we're looking for a solution under our chain link fence and this would work great I think!

Sunny said...

Randii, We just layed them down as is, overlapping them a little. They do not curl at all, at least mine haven't. I can rum my zero-turn right over them.