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Monday, May 17, 2010

A nice weekend with too much rain

We didnt do much here on the homestead this weekend. It has rained and will be days before it dries enough to get in the garden to plant or work. So we just chilled out this weekend with some friends from Ohio. Tammie does a blog about homesteading and travels around a bit to do videos in various places of life on the homestead. She had read my blog and wanted to come visit and do a video here. A gentleman that I am aquainted with from a forum I frequent is her camera operator. So with consent from all parties they came for the weekend to do a video here on the McGuire homestead about the history, past and present. I will post the link to the video as soon as Tammie gets done with editing and gets it on Youtube in a couple weeks.  They arrived on Saturday and of course we had the most rain of the year for that event. Rain or shine, the video got done. I hope they enjoyed their stay as much as we enjoyed having them. Thanks, Tammie and Chris.

I hatched 9 more baby chicks this weekend as well from the eggs of the Arucanas that my friend Rosie had given me when I was there a few weeks ago. I had 2 lil dark cornish that had hatched last week and put them all in a box with food, water and heat till I can get the other dark cornish moved.out of the brooder house. I had them sitting on the table in a box when the bigger ones jumped out on the table. Abby was so fascinated with the little chicks and tried so hard to be tall enough to see up on the table. She is adorable.

With all the rain we have had this weekend, my drainage ditch in back of the house is fulled with thin mud that needs to be shoveled out to let the water drain.So am thinking sometime today I will take off my shoes and get in there barefoot and clean the ditch. I would rather have my feet in the mud that to have my shoes in the mud and it will be easier to walk in there without em. While I have my shovel out I plan to find a nice place to plant the cabbage rose that Tammie brought me. Guess the guys are gonna love another rose bush to mow around in the yard.
I got a call from Rob yesterday and he and Amoy made it to Elco Nevada and he is getting settled in for his internship there. I am looking forward to seeing the pictures they took along the way. Maybe I can share some here for you all to enjoy as well.
So till next time, blessings from the McGuire homestead.



Pokeberry Mary said...

Looks like a happy weekend inspite of the weather. I'm glad our rain waited until after the wedding. We're getting it now--and the new gravel is holding! Yeah!

stella said...

Hi mary, I am so happy that the wedding was rain free for you all. It was really pretty from your blog post. We had "gully washers" over the weekend here and I have mud unner my back deck again. lol Well I shouldnt complain about the rain, the gardens will need it.

Jen said...

Glad yall had a good visit with Tammie and Chris. I look forward to the video.
We got some hard rain on Saturday but now its hotter n' hell. ~"jenny"

stella said...

Hi jenny, yeas we really did enjoy their visit. ya know really they are both a lot like us here. Only they do so much on smaller places. They actually got to try 2 of the drinks kentucky is know for, Ale8 and moonshine lol

The Unusually Unusual Farmchick said...

Just wanted to say Thank you again for inviting us into your home and the Mcguire Homestead. There is so much footage I am going through still, a week later. :)
I felt horrible leaving you with your eyes so sore. Poor thing.
& that shine...oooh my. That was good. Smooth and packed with a nice punch. LOL.