Sunday, March 21, 2010

Simple Pleasures

Life doesn't get much better than this. Hanging laundry and hanging with the chickens on a beautiful day (before the freak snow we got on the first day of spring).

Sunday Morning Sewing

As I've mentioned before, I'm not too handy with a sewing machine. But last week I resolved to do something about my pants. You see, I'm a bit on the short side, according to the mass manufacturers of pants. I almost always find myself rolling my jeans up, which not only looks stupid but ends up shortening the life of the pant.

Enter jean colored thread and my sewing machine. These particular jeans were actually ripped along the original seam from being constantly stepped on. This was a really quick and easy project, and I can't wait to transform the rest of my leg wear!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

First Haul

This is our first haul with our new utility trailer, which we assembled ourselves. We have big plans for this baby, which I promise to divulge to you soon. In the meantime, my little car was able to haul 8, 50lb bales of straw like a champ. Go little Hyundai go!

The straw is being split between the chicken pen and the garden. Last year we attempted to procure all of our mulch from the dump for free. Not only was that impossible in a sedan (sans trailer), but the quality of the mulch was pretty poor. This year we're springing for straw. We wanted to get a hefty layer of mulch down on the beds before we lose the moisture from all of the recent snow. Bare dirt is dead dirt, especially here in arid New Mexico.

New Mexico Sunsets

Can't beat 'em. Just sayin'.