Not a big crew working clean up today but the Calvary were there for their spring muster and it was nice to have company while we worked. Every bit of area we get cleaned up is 1 more area done and 1less to get done. Windy so no burning but plenty of piles to haul off to the back 'lot' where it can be later turned into mulch, firewood or burned.
At home the scooter took me to Save-a-Lot so I could buy tea and some sausage to go with the potatoes and fresh chives I planned for supper. Ran into a neighbor, they also had property survey this spring and a very nice wood privacy fence installed. They have more income for such and Lisa said they are now really able to enjoy their back yard and are working on landscaping and getting better lawn growing. They have had a lot of our local sand loving nasty burr growing plants for the most part and not a lot of luck getting rid of them.
I will not envy them, know her husband is railroad and good, solid income, she works the local Video store, and they have no at home children but now are up to 2 dogs. I will be glad to see my patio get poured but have no date on that as of yet and I will be glad to start fencing.
I might go ahead and get a post hole digger and the first 3 end posts, it takes 3 for the north side, each end and where the fence across to the north west corner of the house goes, it will get a gate also. The south side will have the fence run east from the corner to past our auto parking area, corner and then go to the south property line and on east to meet the east line. That area gets double gates at the bike patio and a smaller gate at the path up to the patio. I can see some of that in my mind, but cannot yet see the landing coming out the kitchen door. I think once the patio pour is done and I can see the height from it to the kitchen door, I will be able to 'see' what I want for that landing/steps down from the kitchen door to the patio.
I need to get flax seeds ordered so we can get them planted at Clayville, it would have been normal to have grown flax and made our own linen and wool items back when it was settled, there were very limited amounts of 'store bought' fabrics available and communities grew their own fibers, and turned those fibers into what they needed, wove and knit both.
Doll club meeting tomorrow, the Kish doll and clothes I made go to Donnell who might add to the wardrobe between now and the UFDC convention, she is going. I had hoped to do more sewing but I come home hurting and beat tired so often. Not much gets done once I have taken the dog out and then fed him and me, gotten the work boots off and again, taken something for pain.
But I have a good paycheck and my debt load is going down, my old house makes creeping progress but any progress matters and I love my life here.
Being in the Pleasant Plains Historical Society and involved with Clayville.org is something I have always wanted and now am doing that, sewing for the proper wear for the person I see myself as 'could have been' back when that small stage coach stop and inn were alive and a community.
I am chasing information on line and learning a lot about the actual lives of people who lived in those times, and will be able to share that with our visitors as I do tours or demo skills from those times, some which we still have and use today.