It's very common in this neck of the woods to wait until the long weekend in May to plant the garden. Victoria Day falls on May 18th this year, which is next Monday.
The Bag Lady and the Rancher are not common people, though, so they planted their garden this weekend! The Bag Lady just checked the forecast for this week, and she is happy to report that they are predicting moisture on Tuesday. Unhappily, that moisture is supposed to be in the form of snow..... sigh.
Along with planting the garden, the Bag Lady and the Rancher did a tour of the ranch and collected up all the old tires that they had scattered here and there, having used them for various things (weights to hold down the tarps over the haystacks, for one thing) and took them to the landfill. Whilst there, the Rancher threw a tire that was full of dirty water out of the truck. Unfortunately, it didn't land exactly how and where expected, and the water splashed out of the tire. The Bag Lady saw it coming, and managed to move far enough that it did NOT hit her full in the face, but did get her quite wet and dirty from the waist down. Lovely, stinking water that had been standing in that tire for a long time!
So the Bag Lady decided this morning that she had to wash clothes. Then she recalled that the last time she ran her washing machine, the floor felt wet, so she pulled it away from the wall to watch the hoses to see if they were leaking. All went well, until she pushed the machine back into place and discovered the floor was wet. The bottom of the tub turned out to be the culprit, which, according to the expert she consulted, probably means she needs a new washing machine.
And last, but not least, another calf made an appearance on the weekend! I promised kcinnova to name the next male calf after her, but this one is female. So, unless kcinnova wants to wait until we have a male, we'll name this one Casey!