What a week... full of busy and good things, but jam-packed with many things.
We helped our daughter move. She is relocating from Salt Lake valley to Wyoming. She is fortunate enough to be able to telecommute, so she can work anywhere.
In the meantime, before her new apartment in Wyoming will ready, she is staying with us and working.
It has given us an opportunity to spend time together and we've been enjoying her company.
On Sat. before Easter, we went for a drive up one of the canyons here and showed her this Pioneer era cabin.
Everyone agreed that the cabin is located in a beautiful area, and the pioneers were men and women of courage and fortitude.
I don't think I would have made it with a bunch of kids living in a teeny tiny cabin!
Springtime is bringing out the best in our chickens.
We are getting more eggs each day, and one day, we were surprised that we got 6 eggs from our 6 hens. Well, at least they were all trying to lay an egg a day....*smile*.
That is the tiniest egg I have ever seen in my life!
I also made some oven-roasted maple~cinnamon almonds, and some Smokehouse seasoned almonds.
We also made two batches of beef jerky.... one batch was old-fashioned and one batch was orange~teryaki.
It's nice when we are busy to be able to grab a homemade snack to take on the road with us.
Another ride and we had to slow down for this turkey on the road.
I think it is a Royal Palm turkey and about 2 out of 3 times, he will be on the road at this location.
Like many of you, we have had wild weather this spring.
Winds have been especially fierce, and in the storm a few days ago the accompanying winds snapped this pioneer-
era pine tree right off. This is one of two old pines that were snapped off.
The trees line two streets that are close to our subdivision, but not in our subdivision. The broken tree in the picture above narrowly missed a house.
This week, our pressurized irrigation will be turned on.
In our subdivision, we are on farm shares of water, and not on city irrigation shares.
The man that used to own this land, and farm it, retained the water shares and we pay the farm company for our water shares.
We are not under any restrictions and should have plenty of water for this summer,
unless things change.
We are getting our garden in shape for spring planting, my husband made a new run for the hens, and yesterday a neighbor was kind enough to bring their skid-steer over and load our trough planters for us, so that my husband didn't have to shovel dirt into them.
Sure saved his back!
I'm dehydrating apples this weekend and working in my flower beds and borders and we are supposed to get a nice soaking rain this Friday.
Spring is in full swing!