It’s another dishwater day, Friends. Today’s entry will be a little bit of this and a little bit of that. You know … much like the the bottom of the sink after you finish washing up.
The big news today? A weasel. A baby, I think. Perhaps just a small, local variety. No doubt though – it was a little weasel/ermine sort of thing. Still had it’s white coat, but the dark fur was on its way. Oh, I didn’t mention that it was in the RV?! Yep. Came out of an open cabinet while I was sitting here typing, saw me, and went back in. I went to look for it in the cabinet, got a skitter and a glimpse, and went to get the Hav-a-Heart trap. And when I got outside? I saw something move under the RV. A tiny weasel. Same coloring. Pretty sure it was the same dude. I think we might have had a family under the RV once I skirted it, and now that I am taking the skirting off … Well, perhaps there’s a hiphop tune there somewhere – “Weasel in the House.” To paraphrase Cindy Adams, the notable columnist from my previous home, “Only in the Adirondacks, kids. Only in the Adirondacks.”
At any rate, the critters are abuzz today. The red squirrel is outside in a tree trying to steal bird food, the chickadees are having a party in once of the spruces, and I saw a few chipmunks this morning. They live under the piles of salvaged logs from the old house.
Still working in the Tinycabin, recording piano arrangements for the freelance gig, due Monday. A few songs will be a few days late. (Can I help it if we had a beautiful weekend and I had to take two days off?) Following that, I have another piano gig, accompanying several musicians at a competition. The place will be crawling with musicians and teachers – Needless to say, I am getting some of them fancy VistaPrint biz cards this week. Evidently, I’m in demand.
The rock garden border is done, I’m roughing up the grass – seems like miles of it – overseeding last year’s crop, and going back over it with the aerator. Almost done with … the side yard. Only. No big. It’s hard work, but I kind of like it. And meanwhile, since that side of the property is now roped off, I’ll have a surprise when I open it back up – my rhubarb and lupins are over there growing away. The grass that is coming up from last year – I swear there’s something in the ground in the Adirondacks. It is so bright green!
That’s the news today, Friends. You have a great day too.