We continued our Critter Chores through the weekend while Dean was away.
Each day we got a little better at it.
Louis Dean took care of the goats while I tended to everything that had fur or feathers.
We would go down both morning (late!) and evening (early!)......
I fed the cats first. Dean has a nice little cat population going now.
The geese got a cup of cracked corn....
and the ducks enjoyed their dinner.
It's a feeding frenzy!!
After they ate, they glided back to the other side of the tank.
Then I went to the peacocks. A few chickens live in there with them, too.
Then there's a full pen right next door of hens and roosters.
Louis Dean takes the goats out of their pen and chains them down in the meadow.
Then at night he reverses the procedure.
I noticed wild flowers growing on the bank side of the tank - also called Lake Tomaguchi.
Not much winter in Texas.
The best thing I cooked all weekend was this pan of fried potatoes.
We ate it with bacon, fried eggs and toasted cinnamon raisin bread.
Every evening we had a campfire......
and sat outside with a glass of wine.
I was slow to get back to writing on my book....
but I did manage to finish up chapter six and wrote close to 2,500 words on chapter seven.
The time frame at that point is the fall of 1959 through the fall of 1960.
We moved every single year around Labor Day. Just before school started.
I used to roll my sisters' hair in these spoolies on Saturday night before we went to church on Sunday.
I pinned doilies over their head to hold the curlers and keep them from coming loose. We walked to whatever church was nearest us - mostly Baptist ones.
We left the ranch around 11:00.
Neither of us feel very well but we have kept plodding along.
I've done the laundry and put everything up. Louis Dean has caught up on his news and stock market.
I made a good dinner even. Meat loaf (from the freezer), mashed potatoes, baked beans and corn bread.
Louis Dean has been telling me he needs a keeper and I should be watching him a little closer.
He may be right. When I went outside to put some things in the chest freezer (which we keep out by the storage building) I noticed the lid was open. Louis Dean forgot to close it when he got the ice out to put in our food chests when we left - on THURSDAY afternoon!!
Thankfully the weather had been cool and the chest was not filled with food all the way to the top so the things at the bottom were still frozen. He's going to need to defrost that tomorrow though!
We have been going to bed early lately. As in 8:30 Friday night and 9:30 Saturday night.
LD is already in bed and I am going to close, go take a really hot shower and go to bed too.
Hopefully we will all feel better in the morning.
Nearly everyone I talk to lately has been having a scratchy throat along with a cough and some congestion. Sleep will help. It always does.