Saturday, February 14, 2009

Cabin Fever Saturday

Happy Valentine's Day Everyone!


We are at the farm & I have a severe case of cabin fever. All day long I have been looking for things to do outside. It's a beautiful cold day here in Wisconsin. Just finished bringing in more wood for the fire. The sun just set, so that limits doing much more outside. Went out & trimmed trees for most of the afternoon. Took a walk around the farm, looking at the trees we planted last year. About 6 or 7 pines trees didn't make it, but the other 19 look good. They are pinyon's. The kind you get pine nuts from. All the apple, pear & cherry trees look great. No damage from mice that I can see. As I was walking, I was thinking about where to put the 100 hazelnut bushes we will be getting this spring. Tomorrow Steve is going to take a walk around & we can decide then. We are hoping that the permaculturist we buy from has an intern this year to help us plant. An intern planted the fruit trees last year for us. I know this year (due to the accident) I'm not in as good shape as last year. I've lost a lot of muscle tone & I usually end up with neck pain if I do too much. I know I will feel down this spring if I can't be as productive as last year but we'll get it all done somehow!

Right now Steve is working on the foyer walls. I'm typing to the hammering. He took a break earlier when Eli came over to visit. Eli is talking about tapping maple trees with another Amish family. Steve would like to go with him & see how it is done. Yummm. Maple syrup.

I'm really glad this week is over. Monday was the chiropractor, Tuesday the therapist & I've been studying (or trying too :-) Wednesday & Thursday as my "therapy homework" . I still have more to do. I guess Monday after work it'll get finished before seeing her on Tuesday again. I really love studying natural medicine. It feels so good to get back into it. Now if I could just remember more of what I read...

This evening we are going to stay home & sit by the fire. I can't think of a better way to spend the evening.

5 comments:

PatQ said...

I soooo want to go up the weekend you tap the trees! I've always wanted to see that. Can I, huh, huh???

Barb and Steve said...

Hi Pat,
Eli said it would be in March. If we know the weekend beforehand, of course you can come up. You can come up anytime.

fullfreezer said...

100 hazelnuts- my, my, you are ambitious.
An evening by the fire sounds absolutely lovely. Hope you have a good rest of your weekend.
Judy

Barb and Steve said...

Thanks Judy. Hopefully someday the hazelnuts will be a cash crop. If not, being vegetarians, we'll just eat them for the protein. A couple of nuts, being full of nuts...

Thistledew Farm said...

I envy your walk - and all your trees. Hazelnut trees sound awesome! Wonder if they will grown in Eastern TN.....