At least I can remember what we did Friday–we took a day off! Bright and early on one of those sunny, warm Arizona winter days we met up with Louanne and Dan and headed to Rucker Canyon. Up the hills, down the rocky slopes, we bounced along all day. Emmi was a trooper and seems to be back to her old self.
Last Saturday I began work on trying to keep the dang jackrabbits from eating our pine trees. We had removed the wire cages from the trees we planted first in 2018, thinking the trees were big enough that nothing would be dining on their needles and limbs. Wrong! The bottoms of those trees are destroyed and there is tons of rabbit poop all around the base of the trees. I built new wire cages, bigger, and new dams lined with rocks to help keep the irrigation water where it needs to be. Stupid jackrabbits! It’s so dry here I think all the animals are looking for anything green but I hope they have a tummy ache from eating our pine trees!
The Cowboy completed the doors for the pantry and I’m in the process of applying polyurethane–stinky work!
The new vacuum cleaner, a Shark, came and I like it. The manual states the filters only need to be cleaned once every three months–I doubt that! Our poor UPS man, Paul has been delivering to our house after 8pm and then he has to drive home to Sierra Vista–poor guy!
Sunday evening we enjoyed another fabulous gourmet meal at Dan and Louanne’s with Janice and Linda. Dan made rolled flank steak with mushrooms, spinach and provolone cheese inside–it was divine!
Tuesday we made a run to Sierra Vista for more wire for trees and a few groceries. I donned my mask and braved Fry’s grocery store. I really didn’t need any groceries other than yogurt–which Costco did not have last week–not in two different Tucson Costco stores. And I needed apples which Walmart pickup didn’t have–really???
Wednesday was another day of chore after chore. The Cowboy worked in the cabinet shop all day, I applied more polyurethane to cabinet doors, and cooked. Late in the afternoon I ran a few errands–books to the bookstore, package to the UPS drop off and a gift to a friend.
Our forecast is for rain tonight and tomorrow–let’s hope so!