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Thursday, April 5, 2012

organizing the outside

This past month of Project Simplify has been awesome for me.  I have been evaluating, and then re-evaluating everything in my house, and it feels great.  My kids seem happier to have fewer toys to play with downstairs, and I am super excited that our fridge is still as organized and clean as it was a few weeks ago.  I am still working hard at getting the rest of the house figured out, but recently I have been pulled to the outdoors.

It is still cold, the ground is still quite wet, but I am dreaming of the days when I can be outside puttering in the garden.  Planting seedlings, feeding the chickens.  It is really exciting all the plans I have this year!  Not that all of those will work out wonderfully.  And honestly, by the end of July I am no longer puttering in the garden, instead I am ignoring the growing weeds :-)

This weekend we have a bit of time off.  Matt is going to be off for four whole days, seriously excited about that since we haven't had any time off since Christmas.  So we will be turning our eyes to the outside.  We have some major cleanup to happen out there.  We need to figure out some sort of organizational structure outside.  We don't have any type of shed or garage, so it makes keeping things orderly a tad difficult.

I also want to get some sort of a fence up around our yard.  Not the most exciting thing, but from the few days that we have been outside, I realize that my youngest really enjoys making a run for it...right through the neighbors rototilled garden...right to his very large dog.  Let me mention at this point that a 25 pound baby running through soft dirt is not nearly the same as his much larger mama running after him.

But the most important part of this weekend of outside time will be the chickens.  Everyday this week Emma has asked if it is Friday yet.  Because tomorrow will be the day we get chickens...at least that is the plan.  Once we get to the feed store we will have to see what is available.

Are you cleaning up the outside of your house yet?  Is it still too cold?  Or too hot?  Any ideas for people without outside storage (besides getting some - believe me I am working on that!)?

6 comments:

  1. It was like 90 degrees here this week. I have tomatoes already on the vine about ready to be picked. It is going to be one blazing hot summer. The mosquitos are killing me too.

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    1. I am still 5 months away from fresh tomatoes! So jealous! But not of the heat...or the mosquitos. I think black flies will be out soon up here...yuck.

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  2. This is our first spring in a new climate. I'm being told its unseasonably warm for this time of year which is good because having the air on in April is not my thing.

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  3. The babies are coming! The chickies are coming! Can't wait to see your sweet E and J hold those sweet little yellow balls of fluff :)

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  4. Did you get 'em?!!!!! :) Enjoy your long weekend together---hope y'all cherish the time :)

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    1. We did :-) The kiddos are so excited - as am I. I am going to write about them for Monday! Have a wonderful Easter!

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