With all this nice weather I've been feeling the urge to be outside more often, so I've started prepping my garden plot for next spring. (Assuming we're still here, you never know with us nomads.) Nothing excites me quite like gardening plans. Whenever I'm hanging out with someone and there's a lull in the conversation I always want to talk about my garden. True story. In fact, let's pretend there's a lull in the conversation here.
"So I'm thinking I'll try the 'Back to Eden' method for at least one of my garden plots next spring, but first I have to work on my poop collection and get the compost pile functional."
Totally normal, right? In case you wondered what my poop collection is... don't be alarmed, it's not actually MY poop (which I would never, ever talk about on my blog, gasp); it's horse droppings. I'm going on regular manure collecting expeditions in the back yard to gather up Jorsefina's dry poo as natural, organic fertilizer for my garden. If I gather it now during the fall it will compost over the winter months and be ready to go by spring. Hurrah!
Jorsefina usually comes to us when she sees us, hoping for an apple or some other treat. Instead she often finds us with only a bucket of poo. She sniffs the bucket, sniffs me, tries to nibble me, and then wanders off in search of more delicious things.
|I was actually trying to take pictures of the boys sans horse, but as you can see above, she kept photobombing.|
When I started writing this post I was sitting on the love seat in the living room and it was naptime. All was calm. Sometime during the course of my writing a pair of tiny hands crept into my line of vision, followed by a five-year-old who was pulling himself along the floor like a very giant, very sneaky inchworm. Somehow he thinks if he quietly sneaks out of bed and inchworms his way into my presence I won't tell him to go back to bed. It's as if to say, "Look Mommy, I'm quiet and small and you won't even notice I'm here if you let me stay out of bed." HAH. Very clever, but I won't fall for that one again!