Thursday, July 25, 2013
Today I have to go up on the roof, and fix some shakes that the last 17 days of wind and rain have dislodged. I got up and had my coffee two hours ago and have been reading blogs since then. I read the same blogs every day, but usually I do it later in the afternoon after everything that has to be done, is done.
The problem today is that the part of the roof I'm going to be working on is at the side of the house where the distance from the roof to the ground is about 50 feet. There's no nearby tree limb I can hook a safety harness to. When my son was home, it wasn't such a serious matter because he is much more adapt at scurrying around on a steep roof than I am. The other thing is that if I fall, nobody will know til this evening when my wife calls to check on me and I don't answer the phone. It would be tough to fall and not be able to get up, listening to the chickens edging closer and closer, clucking in greedy anticipation as they considered the feast soon to be enjoyed. I'm not kidding there, chickens will eat anything they find, including dead chickens. They aren't as bad as hogs in that respect but I bet they are a close second. The sooner I get out there and get this done, the better.
It amazes me how much food some people are able to grow. PP has a huge garden, and I was reading postings from South Africa and Australia where the people had grown extensive gardens full of delectable vegetables, better than the ones I can buy in town. The Australian lady had a picture of kangaroo's going past her garden. I am going to try to put links to those two posts in this , because the gardens were so impressive. Don't know if I can do it but here goes:
South African Garden
I can't get the color to change to blue, designating a link, but click on those two above and it will take you there. They're both well written blogs in their own right, so it will be worth your time.
Might as well get started on that roof.