I noticed an ad in the Facebook Marketplace yesterday saying there was a large building full of stuff that was for sale near Milano (20-something miles from here). It sounded like it might be a thing the builder in the family might enjoy, I thought.
So, in a work break, we headed out somewhere in the area near Milano, Texas (mil-Ann-o). We hit a couple of bad train tracks, which was fun, then found the place. What a beautiful property.
While one of us patiently went through a treasure trove of old tools and equipment, I wandered around and took pictures of the plants I found.
This is legit post oak savanna territory and the plants were right on! Gosh, the trees were beautiful.
Meanwhile, the building full of tools was fantastic. It had so much cool stuff, including some antique tools and a lot of wire we can use to make fencing. We both had a great time!
So. We each got what we wanted out of that expedition! A bunch of tools and equipment and plenty of iNaturalist observations!
After all that fun, it wasn’t over! Later in the day, more fence poles went in. You can really see the pens taking shape.
I also had a blast this evening helping with Sara’s family, who wanted to give their toddler his first horse riding experience.
We did a group grooming on dear Lakota so he’d look good. The poor horse was like, “No one pays me any attention for a month, then, boom, three people are grooming me!”
The little fellow really enjoyed his ride, but I think I enjoyed watching his parents and Sara’s sister the most. It must be so great to have grandkids! So many firsts.
This evening I went out to check the new pullets, because I wondered if they’d roost in their cage. Sure enough, I found five pullets in the cage, but Babette was even higher, on top!
The other chickens were ALL on one branch. I love how chickens sleep together.
All in all, it was a fun day. Things are fine. I’m just not letting things outside my control bother me. Maybe my philosophy is actually sinking in.
Have a good weekend!