The screen in the screen door is torn out a bit at the bottom. The cats love this because it’s like a cat door. A secret cat door. Only it’s not a secret anymore.
He has become a fixture in the house. And oddly………. I don’t mind. Don’t tell him.
In other news, the dog ate my homework, and it wasn’t even Casper. There’s actually not really a dog involved, but everything else and the kitchen sink is involved, so I just wanted to let you know. Things going on here this week:
1) I wrote a feature article for the Charleston Daily Mail about the Heart of Phoenix Equine Rescue. My editor loved it, and it’s going to appear in the Friday edition. I’ll post the online link when I have it. (UPDATE: Moved to Monday–front page!)
2) All the mulching. And the mulching!!!!! I’m at it again today. There are so many flower beds here, and they are large flower beds. While I’m not certain of what I may do in all of these areas eventually, for now, mulch is the answer until I figure it out. I can’t possibly manage weeding with this expanse of flower gardens. Preventative maintenance is my friend. While in some ways it’s a small thing, I feel it’s important for the people who come to the studio to have a beautiful experience, in as many ways as possible. This is a beautiful place, and I’m trying to take care of it. It’s too early for planting, but now is the time for pre-gardening.
3) A cow is coming for a sleepover. A long sleepover, that is. While BP and Glory Bee are at SarahGrace’s farm with the bull, she needs to send her young (too young to be bred) heifer here. I miss my cows, so I’m very excited to welcome Buttercup to Sassafras Farm for the duration. She’s coming on Saturday!
4) FENCING. I’m in desperate, dire need of fencing repairs and additions. Hay is running out while grass is growing. I’ve got to move animals. (Especially important with Buttercup’s arrival.) In the next week, fencing will rise to more importance than anything else. The superboys are scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, but we may be rained out at least part of the weekend. If necessary, I will be pulling Dave and Matt off the studio to help get at least the minimum fencing done so I can start moving animals to pasture. This is a spring at Sassafras Farm like no other will be. This farm came with prepared fields and fencing–but much of it is in disarray and repairs are needed before animals can be moved. Plus, I’m doing some additional fencing to make the most of all that is available here.
5) The studio!!!!!!!!! So exciting. Sheet-rocking is the next step. Everything is taken down, and now it’s time for things to start going back up. (Fencing may create a few delays.)
6) Something else. Something important. (No, I’m not moving!!! Always feel as if I have to say that!) Something significant is going on this week. It’s a good thing. I can’t write about it yet, but I’m very excited about it. Excited like I have trouble eating or sleeping. That kind of excited. And pretty much, I can’t concentrate on anything else. Which is especially difficult because so much else is going on. I’ll tell you about it as soon as I can. But in the meantime, please bear with me. I’m excited.