As I mentioned before, we were having some off-the-wall temperatures in Illinois for it only being March. Typically.. during March, we usually are still seeing a lot of the white stuff on the ground. That and usually some sleet and rain, accompanied by persistent winds. But for a few weeks in March, we were blessed with temps rivaling that of our usual late May/June forecasts. Due to this odd occurrence, we were on the ball when it came to a few projects. One, of which, being taking the clippers to our wooly-bear-looking bull, Kahuna.
I should have taken a "before"photo of his wooly, curly, cuuurrrllyyy head, but, of course, I didn't. He reminded me of a toy stuffed animal, he was so hairy. So now that Chris clipped a TON (as you can see in the top photo..the stuff on the ground is hair!) of hair off of him, he should feel nice and cool.
I still remember opening the last jar of grape jelly a while after she passed away and feeling guilty for eating it. I suppose I just felt that it should be saved forever. Now that I'm going to have my own vines, I can look forward to tasting her recipe once again.
I helped Joe select some round fence posts from a pile in our yard and measure the distance between the holes to be dug. We then dug 2 holes, about 5 feet deep for the fence posts to be placed. Then we spaced out and planted the 6 grape plants. I painted the posts white and today we strung the wires up. Mission accomplished.