Since we haven't been home on Saturday for the last several weeks none of the Saturday chores have been done. This week, I was determined to make up for it. After all, it's a three day weekend and we aren't going anywhere! There isn't any Sunday School. We can have some good family together time by doing chores. We got even luckier because the oldest grandson came over last night and traded a couple of hours playing on the Wii for six hours of chores. Tonight grandson number three is over with the same bargain. He's not as good of a worker and I expect that he will give me about two or three hours of chores. An extra granddaughter is over as well. She doesn't do well with outside chores but will find some "fun" things to do like dusting. Tomorrow night the oldest grandson and grandson number two are coming over. Good. Monday they will give me lots of work time. The grandkids that live here were told three chores today, and two on Sunday and Monday. We should pretty well tackle the list.
Here's my list for this three day weekend.
T-posts around the front pasture trees to hold the fencing in place
Spray along the road
Clip the base of the olive tree
Trim fruit trees by lawn
Cut firewood from some large trimmings
Pull weeds around the asparagus
Dig up some asparagus to transplant
Open the pen on the side of barn for the sheep
Put up fence panels in pasture two and three
Spray around blueberries
Wash doors and door frames
Wash family room floor
Clean family room bookshelves
Dust dining room shelves
Oil kitchen counters (the counters are all butcher block)
Straighten the tool shed
Rebuild the fourth stall
We got 16 of the 36 items done. If it doesn't warm up a little more I won't be able to spray, which is three tasks. I'm really fortunate that the grandkids all have a good work ethic and want to come work on the farm. OK, they really want to play the Wii and drink Gaterade! What a deal for me!