@yookalelee hey I was just at my mom's house in CT and collected berries from flowering dogwood and nannyberry. You want any??

I'm eating chicken of the woods right now and it's SO good 🐓 🍄 🧡

I got the best halloween fabric yesterday!! I’m going to make a festive seasonal face mask with some if it, but there will be plenty leftover for… I don’t know what yet. I love it though!!

Pretty sure we saw a sandhill crane while driving today?? They're pretty uncommon here! We were passing some farm fields that had livestock in some of them, and in one there was this large, deer-colored bird, and Jey and I were like "whaaat? what kind of domestic bird is that??" Turns out it was not domestic at all, it just happened to be grabbing a snack in the field. Really neat!

Came home from work early today because I suddenly started feeling sick (headache, nausea, cold sweat). Not sure what’s going on with me! But on the upside, I brought home a little redbud sapling that I pulled up from where I had been weeding. I hope it survives!

I bought a whole bunch of native flower seeds and they're almost all purple or blue, guess who has a favorite flower color

A couple days ago, our neighbor gave us a bunch of rhubarb from her garden, and ever since then I've had the rhubarb pie song from Prairie Home Companion stuck in my head. It was cute at first, but now I just want it to stop, dear god there's only like 2 lines to that song and they're just repeating in my brain over and over and over

I was supposed to get my second vaccine dose today but I couldn’t because of getting a tetanus shot a week and a half ago. Apparently there’s a 2 week restriction on crossing the vaccine streams. I highly recommend not puncturing your flesh with a dirty, rusty screw in between covid shots! Don’t be like me!

Farm stuff 

p.s. when I say tree, I mean saplings that are shorter than me. I'm not uprooting grown-ass trees.

Anyway I'm SO tired, but in a good way.

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Today I embarked upon The Great Transplantening: the previous farmers had planted a bunch of fruit trees and shrubs in random and honestly not-great locations, so I decided to finally move them. I moved the 5 aronia bushes to the outer big circular bed (I have 5 more coming in the mail, but still need more to fill the circle so I'm trying to root some cuttings) and the Asian pear tree to the center of the circle. There're still 3 apple trees to move but I don't know where to yet.

I pruned back all the raspberries today, something I didn’t do at all last year. Feels good to be able to do something that was previously too overwhelming. And it’s been sooo hecking nice out lately!

I played my first ever session of DnD yesterday and my orc bard immediately got kinda high on magic fey brownies, A++ experience

Thanks @JMHowell for being such an awesome DM!

friends, followers, countrymen: does anyone have recommendations for really good sports bras?

I need very supportive/high compression ones for farm work. I have one (1) that I really like that came from the evil site, and when I bought more a couple years later they turned out to be far worse quality than before with a weird fit sooo I really only have one decent bra.

Just farm work! 

All it achieved was making coop cleaning a fucking nightmare of trying to scrape all the poop and shavings out of an obstacle course of increasingly ripped chicken wire and hills and valleys of wood boards. Now the floor is smoooooooth. Feels good to make farm chores as streamlined and painless as possible! Next coop cleaning is going to be SO much easier. There's still things to fix in the coop to make it better, but this is a very good start.

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The snow melted enough that today I was finally able to clean out the (absolutely disgusting) chicken coop! AND I finally ripped out the torn-up chicken wire the previous people had put down on the floor of it, along with all the random pieces of wood that were screwed down that were supposed to keep the chicken wire in place. Not totally sure why they did that, because the building already has a wood floor and chicken wire isn't really that useful for keeping predators out.

Beetle keeps eating the ladybugs in my windows, proving you are what you eat

All my friends: *posting pictures of pretty spring flowers*

Me: ...a little bit of bare ground is finally starting to show from beneath the snow 🥲

We’ve been getting Beetle used to her collar and harness by putting them on her and giving her lots of treats, so this morning while she was impatiently waiting for it to be breakfast time she found her collar and harness on the table and started chewing on them and knocking them to the floor while looking at me. Like “please put the magic clothes on me that make the food happen”

She’s very smart and motivated entirely by food.

my family is planning to do some D&D so I've been making my character: big butch lesbian "half-orc" bard who plays the washboard (she was raised being told she was a half-orc and she believes it but she's just an orc). she got lil babirusa tusks! no name yet.

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