We are slowly getting back into our normal routine after this last month. I decided I would write up a post on some random things going on around our house. Nothing too earth shaking.
Since Jack likes spending long lazy days in the house the gophers are declaring war on us. I find it somewhat humorous. She was our only hope on the vermin front, as Lee’s cat Jasper is nonchalant about mice.
It’s about time for me to go around our property again with a bucket as the ground is disgorging trash. I swear it seems to just pop up out of the ground from a place you would be positive that nothing was there before. What bothers me the most is I am always finding broken bits of glass that work it’s way up. I’m assuming that it will be a few years before we find it all.
We are using our wood supply faster then what Lee thought we would. He thought that we would have oak left over for next year but we are thinking that’s not likely. The really cold temps that we got combined with our leaky house made it so we just tore though it.
My Aunt gave me some starts from all her fancy iris’s. They sat on my porch for three months in the summer before I got them planted. I will have to transplant them later to a more sunny spot but I don’t have an area ready for them yet. I was pleased to see that even after all the abuse I gave them they are starting to sprout.
When I was walking though the veggie garden I noticed a few of these plants. How they got there I have no idea, as they are growing in the part that got tilled last summer. I think they may be lambs ear, but I am not sure.
And lastly, when we went to Bend in December we stopped by the Bend Bungalow store and came back with two tiles. The tiles are going to be a focal point in the new bathroom. It will also help decide the colors that will go into the bathroom so they will complement each other. Guess you might as well make something around a piece you like rather then trying to fit things in that you don’t really just because they happen to match. The tiles are adapted from the block print of artist Yoshiko Yamamoto.