Our granddaughter Hailey is a horse girl. Whether it’s barrel racing, trail riding, or just tending to her horse Six, she is never happier than when she is around horses.
We’ve all heard of cat ladies, right? I think we all have at least one aunt or spinster friend who is a cat lady, don’t we? As it turns out, I’m married to a worm woman.
I told you before that Terry had ordered a worm farm and a bunch of worms to assist in making compost for her gardening efforts. The first order of worms never showed up because FedEx decided we don’t live at a real address. But Terry called Uncle Jim’s Worm Farm, where she ordered them from, and they immediately sent her out a replacement order. And this time FedEx actually delivered them.
They came in a bag filled with bedding matter and 500 small red wiggler worms, accompanied by another bag of worm food.
Terry had been preparing for their arrival by setting up their bedding, which consisted of some shredded newspaper, rehydrated coconut fiber, powdered pumice, and other nutrients provided in the kit she ordered from Amazon. So now the worms are happily doing their wormy thing, eating and pooping and procreating. I guess there are worse ways to spend your life.
In other news, in spite of some glitches along the way, the sale of our Florida house closed on Thursday. It’s good to have that last string tying us there severed. As several people have said to us and we wholeheartedly agree, Florida is a great place to vacation, but living there is a whole different story. That was our experience and the experience of many people we know who spent some time there and moved elsewhere once the honeymoon phase wore off. There were a lot of things we loved about the area where we lived, but over time the negatives overwhelmed the good for us.
Be sure to enter our latest Free Drawing. This week’s prize is an autographed copy of Callie And Natalie’s Dutch Family History by Darlene Miller. When nine year old Callie and her five year old sister Natalie go to Pella, Iowa with their grandmother they wear period dresses as they learn about their fourth, fifth, and sixth great-grandparents, who arrived in Pella in 1847. Other true Dutch stories are about more great-grandparents who immigrated in the early 1900s. Enjoy their experiences as they see, hear, and taste “all things Dutch” as they travel through Pella.
To enter, click on this Free Drawing link or the tab at the top of this page and enter your name (first and last) in the comments section at the bottom of that page (not this one). Only one entry per person per drawing please, and you must enter with your real name. To prevent spam or multiple entries, the names of cartoon or movie characters are not allowed. The winner will be drawn Sunday evening. Note: Due to the high shipping cost of printed books and Amazon restrictions on e-books and audiobooks to foreign countries, only entries with US addresses and e-mail addresses are allowed.
And finally, here’s a chuckle to start your day from the collection of funny signs we see in our travels and that our readers share with us.
Thought For The Day – Sometimes the first step in forgiveness is understanding that the other person is an idiot.
My experience with those heavy clay gardens in Houston Tx and Madison Al. is that it takes about two seasons for the efforts to really take off. Your second year crop could easily be HUGE compared to the first year. So don’t be disappointed if the first year is a bit less than you hoped. But the second year you can’t even give away all the production.