I am happy to say I got a lot accomplished yesterday.
I did figure out how and when to water my garden. I got the hubs to hook of the washer (by mentioning it several days ago and waiting for him to run out of socks ahem)
I also got a lot of my schedule sorted out though it needs a little polishing.
Sadly while figuring out the water I slipped and took a spill. Yesterday my back and leg and arm hurt today just my arm. seems to be radiating down from shoulder. boo! Of course I think a bath fixes everything and last night I found out I couldn’t have a bath. 😦 apparently the tub has one of those flip stoppers and it completely seized. Which of course makes that todays goal to un-seize it.
I am turning over a few new ideas in my head. They are just starting to form but I think I’m going to embark on a new project. This house we bought is way bigger then the old one. Despite that it is fairly sustainable. We have tons of solar panels on the roof and I am told the electricity bill for last year was $4. There are loads of native plants many that are drought tolerant and there is watering systems put in to lower the water usage. There is a vegetable garden with fruit trees and wild blackberries. So I have been thinking oh sustainability and being ecological can be beautiful. I want to find more ways to make this home ecological and more beautiful. As I said I just started turning the idea over in my head so I’m not sure where its going yet.
and now I’m off to tackle todays to do list 🙂
I have suddenly become interested in birds. Well not really Little and I have always watched the birds outside our window to see what they were up to? The mocking birds fighting for territory and dive bombing the crow who came to close to the nest. The hawk that soars in the back yard every afternoon. And of course you know I created those field guid sheets for her so she can learn about observation.
So we always liked to see who was out our window and now we have a lot more birds out the window. We moved!
That right Moved
after a year and half of looking and me giving up many a time, being out bid on I don’t know how many places we found a miraculous home on a hill. With loads of gardens and birds and incredible views. I still have to pinch myself because I can hardly believe this is our house. It seems so grown up.
Right now I’m looking a a male quail perched on this flat feeder. I have also seen this morning the spotted towhee and 2 acorn wood peckers.
Yesterday I started keeping a yard list for this house but found I don’t really know enough about birds so there were lists of birds I did know and then long descriptions of birds I don’t know. I will have to ask mom when I see her next.
The view I posted yesterday was from the dinning room. I will take some more pictures today and post them for you.
I love the new house even though it doesn’t feel like mine yet. I need to finish unpacking and in truth I still need to finish packing the old house there are a few more tidbits there. Thankfully I have some wonderful friends that are helping with both.
I also need to find or figure out the weekly plan for watering the garden. The previous owner did an amazing job with lots of Native plants I think she said there were over 150. some of it is on irrigation and some is hand water and I am not sure which plant needs what when. So I guess I better go round and figure that out today before any suffer.
I am off to unpack more, well tea first and then unpack!
I hope everyone is doing well and I am sorry I took so long off in-between writing.