David and I sell our garden seeds at our store in San Antonio from 9am to 5pm on Monday through Friday and also on our website online 24/7. We get online orders and orders from social media daily. Sometimes, people come to our farm and ask for them. As of right now, our new store is being built at the factory and will be moved here sometime in March. We do not have any seeds here on the farm yet.
If you need seeds right now and you are in the San Antonio area, you can purchase them in our San Antonio store at 7717 Tezel Road. Once our new store is set up out here on the farm, our store in San Antonio will close.
We will keep you posted as to our progress with the store. While the store building is being put together at the factory, we are waiting on the front part of our lot to be graveled for the building and parking lot. They are supposed to be here this week, but so far, they have not shown up.
If you would like to purchase our garden seeds online, visit David's Garden Seeds®.
Today started off with a whitish looking overcast sky. If you live up north, it looked like it could start snowing at any moment. However, it was much too warm. There was a lot of wind and some rain.
Of course, David needed me to go into the office and help ship garden seeds out so I spent most of the day there. Then we stopped by the grocery store and got a few things on the way back to the farm. The weather turned cooler all day long. Shortly after I got home, a windy cool front hit here.
Nacho was still out in the backyard building the orchard wall so I walked out to tell him it looked good. When there is money in the budget, we will build other sides of the wall to keep the deer out of the orchard. Nacho said he saw deer rubbings on some trees, but not too many. The idea for now is to keep the deer out because they cannot see the trees. Later, we will finish the fence with two gate and then put electric fencing on the top of it. We put some cameras out on the fence to see the deer.
It is overcast and we have an 11:30am meeting in Pleasanton today. I got a lot of social media work for our garden seeds company done this morning.
So we met with Sandra Whitten for lunch today to talk about her campaign. She has wonderful Christian, conservative values and will work hard to restore the heart of Texas. Her slogan is restoring the heart which is a great one. Her district includes Bexar, Wilson, Atascosa, McMullen, La Salle, Webb, Zapata, Starr and Hidalgo Counties. Read more about Sandra on her website.
We enjoyed meeting with Sandra again. If you feel compelled to help Sandra Whitten restore the heart of Texas, please donate to her campaign here.
This morning, it poured around 4am. When I woke up, the sky was overcast as per usual this week. We had early visitors. I heard the dogs going ballistic while I was getting dressed. David said two dogs, who he had never seen before, came visiting in the front yard. They both had tags. Soon they followed.
Shortly after, I heard a vehicle constantly going vroom-vroom. I looked out and it was the truck cleaning out the outhouse. I wasn't sure what day of the week they would come out to clean.
Now some of our crew is here working. It is chilly outside and wet. If it would stop raining, I could get out there and plant some garden seeds that need to be planted.
The driveway company who is supposed to take care of the front lot and turn it into a parking lot still has not shown up. David said he will be calling him today to find out what is going on.
David has a meeting here at the farm with someone this morning and possibly, we will have to go into San Antonio for another one this afternoon. I hope not. I really need to get some work done. Every single day, there is too much to do and not enough time to get it done. At least I never get bored!
Around 4pm, the first load of gravel for the parking lot showed up. About two hours later, another load came.
Good bright, sunny morning! It has been a long time since we have seen such a beautiful sunrise!
Three loads of gravel were delivered early this morning at three separate times. Before lunch, a small tractor showed up and got to work plowing, smoothing the sand, and spreading the gravel for the store up close to our fence line. This went on for several hours. While the tractor was here, two more loads of gravel showed up.
I got to
turn on the faucet that comes from our well. At first, it was very sandy
and I could smell sulfur. Then it rain clear. I put some in a cup and
tasted it. It was mineral water and tasted bad. I tasted worse sulfur
water from our well in Canutillo, Texas when we lived there many years
ago. If we had to, we could drink this water but it has a nasty
aftertaste. I am not a fan.
I spent the day on the phone with the cruise line and our bank. Apparently, the cruise line took about $630.00 extra dollars when I was adding some excursions and packages. The cruise line said the charges will be refunded. The bank said there was nothing they could do. Fun times. This really has been a hassle all day long.
If we ever take a cruise again, I think we will just
take the cruise with no extras. We picked our excursions and bought them
back in October. They canceled one in January and now another this
month and we didn't even know which one because they did not notify us. I
just saw a refund from some excursions in the bank account. Who does
Happy Valentine's Day! This has been a very busy Friday. Early this morning, David and I went out front to examine the work being done on the garden seeds store and parking lot area. While we were still outside, a dump truck filled with gravel came to dump it there. We walked to the back and David shared the plans he has for the orchard for this spring. Then we went all the way up the hill and discussed goats, rabbits, and chickens that we are planning to get after we get back from our cruise--our first ever cruise. I am so excited about it.
A little over two hours later, another dump truck was in the yard dumping gravel and our garbage truck came to dump our dumpster. The two of them came close to colliding. The garbage truck left and the dump truck was in the driveway trying to back out when a vehicle came into the driveway, some people David invited over.
In between those events, I cleaned up the kitchen, baked an angel food cake, and took about 15 phone calls, all of them business except for the last one. It was from some man selling solar panels and told me that I live in San Antonio in a regular home that I own. All wrong so I told him he was wrong and I hung up and blocked him. We are an hour away from San Antonio and sold that house last August. We now live in a manufactured home. If we want solar panels, we will buy them when we are ready. Right now, we are putting in a parking lot and building a new store.
My cake was cooling when the couple came. We had a nice visit and then it was time for our team members working out here today came in to eat lunch. During lunch, the FedEx driver came with several heavy packages for the garden.
I am just now getting to work on the computer. It is good to have a bit of alone time, even if I am working. The guy who is smoothing the parking lot has not yet arrived today so I am not sure if more gravel needs to come first.
The refunds from the cruise line still have not come. The charges still show they are pending so the bank will not allow me to spend that money. It is frustrating.
David sent me an I Love You To The Moon And Back plaque and a miniature lavender rose bush that I can plant as soon as the cold weather is over from 1-800-FLOWERS for Valentine's Day.
I baked him an angel food cake with strawberries, Ghirardelli chocolate sauce, and whipped cream. It is quite tasty!
No one came to work on the farm today so it was just us. It was chilly. We took a walk in the morning all over the farm. We found a lot of new gopher holes out back as well as a very large new ant colony of cutter ants carrying leaves into the ant hole.
We stayed home all day, getting things done around the house. No garden seeds were planted.
We went into San Antonio for church this morning and stopped by David's Garden Seeds® business/store after church for a few minutes. Now we are home. It is a bit overcast and chilly outside. It was supposed to get warm. I am sitting in the living room watching DVDs of The Beverly Hillbillies while I work.
About 20 minutes ago, I heard some horrible gagging in the corner behind my couch. Lucy vomited in the corner and it was a whole lot. I got it cleaned up with my little carpet cleaner. It smelled horrible. What a fun way to spend a Sunday. Poor Lucy. I'm not sure what upset her tummy.
I really thought today would be warm and sunny. I need to get outside and plant some things for spring. It is too chilly now.
It did warm up later a bit. However, I did not plant any garden seeds today. Tomorrow we have to go into San Antonio to work because there is a lot to ship out.
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