Tuesday, April 29, 2008

April 29, 2008

We made the drive from south Texas to south central Missouri on the 28th. It was a good drive, starting at 5:50 AM, ending at about 9:00 PM. We stopped frequently, letting the dogs out of the truck on leashes to stretch their legs and take a comfort break. I offered water to the goats every time we stopped, but they didn't drink anything until 6:00 PM!

The weather was beautiful all the way - sunny and not too windy, thank goodness. A 700 mile trip pulling a trailer requires good weather.

Today was spent unloading the truck and trailer, putting things away, and getting re-oriented to southern Missouri.

After living in south Texas for the early spring, we had become used to 80 degree weather almost every day.

This morning, in Oregon County, Missouri, the low temperature was 31 degrees! It was stunning. The goats were shivering, the bunny built a nest down in the hay in his travel box, and the dogs thought they belonged on the couch rather than outside.

We made a quick run down to Thayer to get plants for the garden. We brought up tomato, parsley, and basil from Texas, but we needed the rest of the plants and seeds for a complete garden. We'll be planting beans, squash, radish, carrots, chard, more herbs, and sunflowers. For right now, the plants are in Lonnie's greenhouse. When we are sure the weather has warmed a bit, they will go in the ground. But... first we have to till all the raised beds.

There's a lot to do!

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