Isn't she the cutest Scottish Highlander you've ever seen? Here is a pic of her mama...
That was the highlight of the day on Saturday. We had a busy day planting trees and having the garden tilled by our neighbor. The trees we planted are ten sugar maples, 10 dogwood, 3 sumac and two forsythia. With this planting we are going for some color in the landscape. The big red barn will look much nicer with beautiful leaf and flower colors around it. We also have blackberry and raspberry bushes to plant but the bed isn't ready yet so we heeled them into the garden. This week Eli said he will plow my new garden area (and the berry bush area) with the horses and neighbor Jim will come back to till after that. I also have seventy-five strawberry plants to get into the ground this week and twenty-five apple trees to graft. I still have another twenty-five strawberry plants on back order and trees coming from the Arbor Day Foundation. Oh yea, and then there's the hazelnut bushes. All one-hundred of them. They should be here by the end of the month. We are hiring someone to plant them (I hope :-)
With the change in the weather today, we stayed inside and finished taking down the USB board in the new living area. Steve also started tuning up the lawn tractor.
So with all this going on this weekend, as happy as being outside and talking to neighbors has made us, there is still the undertone of the CAFO. Such a big "what if". Tuesday is the day of meetings. First one at 9:30 am for the township and one at night for the county where they will vote on the Environmental Impact Statement. I will be at both. Taking notes. Hoping for the best.
Now I must write three assignments for class.