Yesterday was one of the best days I’ve had in a long time. It was the perfect blend of productivity and play. Two of my all-time favourite people were here for a couple days helping out with the fence, and while one of them went off on her very first date EVER, her 4 year old son and I got to bake cookies. It made me reminisce about baking buns with my grandma. When it stopped raining, we went outside and continued progress on the fence – we’ve got about 250 feet of fence up and stapled to posts (no easy task, as I’m sure anyone who’s put up fence before can tell you), so we’ve got about 410 feet left to go. I don’t know how that sounds to you, but I’m impressed. I thought it was going to take a whole weekend to get the posts tamped in and the fence in place. I didn’t want to be a negative pessimistic ninny, but I was pretty sure we weren’t going to have our fence up until August, after the deer had eaten everything we’d planted and everything we’d even thought about planting. I was trying to be realistic and not get ahead of myself with how long this was going to take – I didn’t want to be disappointed when I was eating greens from someone else’s garden again in the summer. But I promise you, the fence will be in place WAY before August. And it will have gates, and it will do it’s job, and I don’t care what you say about it. So there.
We had some local friends over for dinner last night, so there were 2 male munchkins about the place – a nearly 4 year old, and a 7 year old. Now I know we could go on forever and ever about gender stereotyping, but I really do think that boys have more kinetic energy than girls, in general. I know I liked to play with the boys growing up, but I also liked to read my book in peace and quiet. These boys… well… I guess if we end up having a couple of boys, we’re going to have to build a separate house with no furniture, because our couches certainly can’t withstand the jumpingesses and throwingnesses and insanity. I will certainly have to get used to it myself.
Oh. And if anyone wants to come nail in some fence staples, or pull on a come-along, or pull fence around posts over the next couple of weeks, your help will be much appreciated. If you can’t come until August, the fence will be up, but you can help to weed vegetables, because the deer won’t be eating them.