Washed a lot of eggs this morning, chicken, duck and goose, which Herbie had collected. He said he's not fond of washing and packing them :). Just called Jackie who helped collect, wash and pack them when I was away. Should see her Saturday, she needs eggs. Should have taken some down to TN with me, together with yoghurt, cheese and butter, but I was in a rush, packed light and frankly didn't think of it. I did take pickled beetroot, bread and butter pickles, concord grape jam and I think a black raspberry jam for her, took a large and a small jar of each so she could choose what she wanted as she flew in from California and she took them all except one little jar of B&B pickles she left for my dad. It's all good, he can have more when he comes to stay.
Spoke to my dad, he's doing as well as could be expected. He hasn't been a single man for many, many years. Wonder when the ladies are going to start going around with caseroles etc etc. He is quite a catch, very active, bright, independent, kind and he has means. But then, he'll probably not realise why they are there either. I can't wait until he comes to Michigan. I sure could use his help, the bees, plumbing, soldering a gas line, running water, fencing, pruning apple trees, building more shelters, sheering the sheep, he knows so much about stuff, and it would be great to have him and Herbie fix the tractor.
I brought a box of various Little Debbie snacks home, didn't know which ones Herbie liked so when I asked this morning, he replied there wasn't a Little Debbie he didn't like. He prefers Hostess, but Little Debbies' will do.
I'm here at the computer trying to figure the monies left here while I was gone, what is for milk, eggs etc etc. Herbie just left the $99 on the kitchen counter, so there's some figuring to do.
Remembered to show Herbie the satellite photo of our farm on Google, they updated it. You can see animals in our field, a car / truck parked in the front, something halfway out of the shed, the tarp in the back field, Bills' one blind, the fence posts, possibly sheep (or cows) can't really tell, my beehives, the corn we planted, it's really cool.