February Weekend

It was the only weekend I didn’t have to work this month, although I was on call with the new exhibit being installed. Valentine’s Day, a silly holiday to most, but one I like to celebrate. The kids were so excited for the last two weeks, making valentines and art every day. They loved their gifts from Cupid, and we really had a wonderful weekend.

We pulled weeds (well, I did), and played outside, just enjoying the beautiful weather. The chickens enjoyed the weeds – it’s mostly london rocket. Their egg production sure has increased! It’s a little disheartening seeing three hours of weeding really only cleared a small area. But, I also dismantled the old garden area fence, and dug out those fence posts. Which actually took a rather long, painful, amount of time. I looked through the blog archives to see when I had installed that old garden area just outside of our bedroom, but couldn’t tell. It was my original kitchen garden, located as far away from the kitchen as possible. Which was why it never really did very well. Removing the ocotillo fence really opens up the back patio. The plans for this space are to add another seating area and an outdoor shower – to use after visiting the hot tub. We really need one! But first, the weeds must go!

Everyone had their favorite meal: the kids wanted pigs in a blanket and boxed mac and cheese. Someday they’ll have better tastes! We had a yummy mushroom risotto and roasted rack of lamb with pistachios and parsley. It was SO good! Sunday was grey and cloudy, but equally nice. We had some friends over for a play date, and I was able to work on my crewel embroidery project.

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Hope you all had a lovely weekend! Unless you are buried underneath that latest blizzard on the east coast, in which case, I hope you stayed warm!


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