Empty Nesters

Grant took up loads of plants all last week, (thanks for the truck Tico), leaving early in the morning, planting til early afternoon and returning to work at COWBELL in the evenings.  We FINALLY finished transporting ALL 1200’ish? plants out to the farm this past weekend. (Thanks Emily for the VW space and the hard work in the scorching sun.)  Grant has been hard at work out there for days, surviving some very hot weather, a tent full of ants then a tent that leaks in a thunderstorm and a dog in a tent petrified of storms. But all will be in the ground by tomorrow morning. Apparently the rain last night made the plants very happy and they’re looking the best they’ve looked so far. So it’s up to them now.  The house feels so empty without them… -lainie


Ella rides with the tomatoes

One of the first plants in it’s new home

The first row

Em trying out the new water pump

Grant planting

…and last but not least, Howie dropped off a port-a-potty. YAY!

Three blind mice, three blind mice,
See how they run, see how they run,
They all ran after the farmer’s wife,
Who cut off their tails with a carving knife,
Did you ever see such a thing in your life,
As three blind mice?

So what really happened is the mouse built a nest in a ball of twine to have her babies, when we went to use it, the mouse ran out and the babies were still in there. SO…we built a little impromtu nest for them hoping the mom would come back for them. They weren’t in our nest the next day when Grant checked on them. I was relieved to think that the mom took them somewhere to safety but Kirsta shattered my fairy tale fantasy by telling me that the moms eat their babies if they are “messed with” in any way by humans. Wherever these little guys are, i hope they are ok!

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