Spring has found it's way to our home and the insects are bursting with enthusiasm for yummy pollen. There's nothing like fresh flowers and warm temperatures to make the bees giddy with excitement. They have been harvesting furiously at our buck brush (Ceanothus sp.) for the past two weeks. They just can't help themselves.
Meanwhile, Bingo has been making the rounds on our property checking out those things which require investigation. He decided he wants to be a driver, but I told him he can't get his license until he's 16. I guess that means next year in cat years. . .
There was a sticky break peddle which Bingo wanted to wrench on. He's also an aspiring mechanic. That cat thinks he can do anything.
Progress on Bingo's Book is steady. I just got InDesign by Adobe so I can "properly" set the text on the pages. I had no idea that the fonts in Photoshop Elements are not the same quality as the fonts you buy for InDesign. And that you have to buy individual fonts... The things I have learned in the past few weeks about the font in print make me blink my eyes really slowly. I can hardly believe all the details. After I get the text on the pages using InDesign, I can send off the files to the printer next week. Scary!!!
But in the outside world, I've been working on our little planter box garden. I love using the raised bed since I can sit on the edge and pull weeds. Sitting on the ground is not my favorite.
So after hand rototilling two tractor buckets of composted manure and smoothing out all the bumps, we planted radishes, carrots, broccoli, squash and snap peas. All the seeds are peeking from the earth with their first baby leaves.
While I was busy making my lower back sore, Ella waited patiently to plant her petunias.
And in Wyatt's world he was busy pretending he was a cat. And basically scaring the the real cats, making them run for their lives.
But he always tries to make amends in his own special way. Lucky-cat is very patient and obliging.
And that's all for now at Our Simple Life.