Thursday, August 13, 2009
Working on a Deadline
OK, I HAVEN'T POSTED LATELY.
It's summer, and I'M JUST BUSY!!
There are sick chickens to tend, buzzing bees to keep happy, fishies that keep dying & horsies that need moving. Not to mention: weeds to pull, produce to pick, recipes to invent, bags to sew, films to make...and children that always want to go to the beach. And always: laundry, laundry, laundry.
Please, sign me up for cirque du soleil, cuz I feel like I'm running one.
Did the citiots talk to a hobby farm consultant before their big move to country life? Heck NO. They would have sized us up and told us to run in the opposite direction as fast as we can.
So here we are. Exactly sweet 16 days until Hawks Nest Film Fest. Our second anniversary of life at the Hawks Nest.
I'm on deadline.
Must forage films and request homegrown ones be sent in.
No time to write. No time to post.
Maybe a twitter here and there. About the amazing puffballs size of soccer balls growing under the forsythia. Or the glowing larvae on the moss logs. Or how the Board of Animal Health made another surprise visit two days before Stripes the chicken got sick and made us think that all of our birds suddenly came down with the bird flu. Or how a neighbor gal with 3 silkie hens showed up on our doorstep last night thinking that we would want them (we did) but had to turn them away because of the sick hen. (sigh.) Or about Camp Week with cousins. Or how a wine guy came to dinner and we chatted about making wine from our fruits. O-boy do i need that now.
No...no time for any of that. Right now I need to order a porta potty.
Cuz, darnnit, this farm didn't come with an old-fashioned outhouse like the one I grew up with...
And if you're going to have a party, you need a working potty.
Popcorn is good too.
And that's all I have tonight.