Monday, May 24, 2010

Weekend Recap!

Friday we took the day off, set our alarm clock for 5am (yep that’s right) and then headed out on a 2 hour drive to Mt. Moosilauke here in NH. It is the first over 4,000 foot mountains in NH on the Appalachian Trail standing at a honkin 4,802! I have climbed this bitch mountain before but Dave couldn’t make it the first time due to some stomach nightmare so I promised him I would hike it again. I just needed some time to forget how hard it was. Bet your bippy I remembered how hard it was about 30 seconds on the trail. Ahh it was so worth it though*. I mean what a gorgeous view and the weather was incredible! The snow covered mountain in the picture is actually Mt. Washington.

Saturday I did the last leg of a rescue transport for an adorable 9 month old Great Dane puppy. I had to evaluate him and then bring him to the foster family’s house. He was so cute but so inappropriate! Hopefully he will settle in, learn some manners and be ready to go to his new home!

Yesterday, as a family**, we tended the garden. I prepared the beds and planted the seedlings that were started back in March. Andrew planted seeds (beans, peas, spinach etc), Tarynn raked and Dave added more fencing to the chicken pen to expand their area into the back yard. They now have the entire fenced in back yard to scratch in. Our reasoning behind that was basically, the dogs*** yard needed some TLC with tick removal and long weeds. Why not turn all that into yummy eggs?

I also attempted to make cheese yesterday using the vinegar and milk method. yes it turned into cheese but it was the blandest cheese I have ever tasted. I would love it if someone would speak up and tell me what I did wrong! :)
All in all it was a very busy but productive weekend. I am really looking forward to kicking back and relaxing!
Next weekend we bring home Noah! So much for relaxation!

*worth it now that I am done. ** when I say as a family I mean the kids got paid. ***Django really is the only one thus far that would not eat the chickens, frank has a bit of a prey drive ;).
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Robin said...

Well, I have never made cheese before so you are many steps ahead of me. No advice here. lol.

DayPhoto said...

WOW! Thanks for taking me along! To see what others see is special as I'm sure I won't ever get to travel there unless on a blog.