We have lived in Alabama for over five years now. What a cold winter we have had. Leonard is ALWAYS cold. He surely loves both our Walk in Tub and Gas fireplace we had installed. He makes lots of use of both to warm up.
We've had the occasional snow. Doesn't stay long. Biscuit is not too sure he likes it at all.
He does know he likes our bed.
We are liking the longer days. This greeted us last week when we left Bible Study at a little after Six in the evening.
We love sitting on the front porch. My favorite spot in the world. We have been debating of changing it to a 3-season room. I was asked why we don't have 4 seasons here in north Alabama. Well... we have just Three. 1.) Chilly and rainy season. 2) Hot season. 3) Tornado season.
After much debate and consideration we decided to spend more of our children's inheritance and go ahead with enclosing the porch to a "3 season room" . The contractor said it will take about 5 weeks to order and receive the materials. Of course it will have a Doggie Door. Biscuit loves sitting in HIS chair on the porch. This is how the porch looks now. That's his red chair.
We hope to use the porch even more once it is done.
It is getting time to think about planting to veggies in our raised bed that Leonard made last year. Some might remember we had no luck at all with it. Nothing lived, nothing grew. We suspect it was the soil we used. Over the winter we changed out the soil and composted all veggie scraps. We will mix in the compost this week and let's see how well we do. The last few months I have been getting an order from Worthy Flavors of veggies. We have been well pleased. This is this weeks delivery.
Last Friday I decided I needed to mow the grass. I drove the mower out of the shed, took it to where we kept two full gas cans and filled the gas tank. I then drove it about 100 feet and it died. No starting it again. So to John Deere we took it. The gas tank was full of water. No gas. It appears when we were away for a long weekend someone noticed the gas cans sitting in our carport and decided they needed gas. We would have preferred they just took the gas and not feel the need to fill the cans with water. Got the mower back yesterday. Wrote a check for $240.00 and came home and mowed.
We are now hosting our 107th and 108th Boondockers Welcome guests. Always a treat to meet different folks and see different lifestyles. Two weeks ago we had three young people in a 28 foot travel trailer. With them was 6 dogs, 5 rabbits, 4 cats, a tortoise, a ferret and a chicken. Can you imagine? One of the cats got out. They searched for it but could not find it. We saw it a couple of days ago. I've been putting out food and it disappears. That doesn't mean the cat took it. Beagles have a great nose. The people are returning next week on the their trip back to Maine to see it they can retrieve it.
Well, that brings us up to date. Until next time. Where's SPRING?????