I have so many things that I haven’t written about for the last year, it’s a bit overwhelming. I should probably tell you all about the farm stuff like:
– The beehives that failed. One froze over the winter and the other got infested with moths. We are apiary failures.
– The nasty little black and white hog we raised this year. Gah, he was a pain and he didn’t weigh enough to get any bacon off his nasty butt!
-It rained so much this year that our orchard suffered from some lovely fungus…geesh! We had a few apple varieties that did okay, but what a bummer. I made a small batch of apple butter and that’s about it.
-I thought I planted sweet bell peppers only to discover they were hot habeneros. I set a few on my counter that I picked and then just watched the rest of them grow, I’m not using any of them and they won’t die!
And then there’s the financial stuff:
-We paid off our van!
-I wrecked the van and said the F word.
-The van is paid for and dented.
-We are still in debt.
-There is a pile of coupons on my counter that I’m trying to use.
-It’s hard to use coupons at the store when I leave them on the counter at home.
-We could really use a third car for Ellen.
-Ellen needs a job to help pay for that car.
-Ellen doesn’t have time for a job.
-Ellen needs a bicycle.
-Clay hasn’t had a raise for five-billion years.
-I haven’t had a raise in four-trillion years.
-What is a raise?
-Debt sucks and Dave Ramsey needs to go buy me some bar stools and fix my porch!
-I’m not doing a very good job of living like no one else so I can FREAKING fix my PORCH!!
-Did I mention we paid off the van?
-Did I say the day after we paid off the van we used our emergency fund to repair the van?
-I wanted the mechanic to fix the passenger side window that won’t roll down, except when I took it in to get fixed, it miraculously healed thyself.
-The window decided not to roll down today.
-I think my van hates me, because I’m a potty mouth.
There was also the 5 days that Clay and I decided to starve ourselves:
-It was supposed to be a cleanse for our health.
-Clay wanted to drink less Coke Zero, I wanted to jump start a diet.
-We cheated on day three.
-We were hungry.
-Clay still drinks soda, I still have love muffins.
-I would do it again, Clay would rather die.
Okay that’s my list, now tell me what you all want to hear about, so I can write something meaningful. What do the curious minds out there need to know about old Coal Creek Farm?