Welcome to another exciting week on the David's Garden Seeds® farm! We are very busy with construction this week because we will soon be opening a garden store right here on our farm. Right now, our building for the David's Garden Seeds® store is being built at the factory.
This morning, we had to go into the garden shop in San Antonio to help out as there was so much to be shipped out. After we were finished, we went to our regular Sams store to pick up some meat and drinks. The place was packed! We have never before gone to Sam's on this holiday. I could not believe how overcrowded it was. All these years, we have been celebrating President's Day wrong (LOL!). We got our stuff but it took a long time to go through the aisles and it took a very long time to check out. It was just like shopping at Christmas time.
Then we came home, put the groceries away, fixed dinner, and did some work.
Lucy is feeling much better today. She has not thrown up anymore. She ate a small bit of breakfast and a full dinner. The other animals are not sick so she must have found something outside that did not agree with her tummy.
Today, we went into San Antonio to celebrate our monthly team luncheon at Salt Grass Steakhouse. We have no birthdays at David's Garden Seeds® this month, but our pastor and his wife celebrated their 34th wedding anniversary just a few days ago. We always invite them to our David's Garden Seeds® luncheons so we got to surprise them. It was fun.
As we were leaving this morning, another dump truck full of gravel was being emptied in our front yard. But it is overcast and the forecast calls for rain which means the parking lot driver cannot smooth out all of the gravel today. Hopefully, he will get it done soon.
We are being told that our building for our new garden shop could possibly arrive this week. We are not ready for it since the pad where it will sit on is not here. The concrete it will sit on is ready but the pad for the store site has to be finished first.
Today is the first day of Early Voting in Texas for the Texas Primary. If you are in Congressional District 28, please get out and vote early for Sandra Whitten. David and I know her personally and we think she will be an amazing representative of the people of Texas.
Apparently, I spoke too soon. It is now 3:57pm and the parking lot guys are out there, measuring and smoothing while watering the gravel and sand!
I thought it was going to pour about two hours ago. It sprinkled and moved on. I stayed up until past midnight shopping online for the cruise we are going on next month.
It got cold last night, back down in the 40s. This morning, when I got up, everyone else was already up. The sky was overcast. I fed the animals, got a breakfast taco from the freezer with some coffee, and started working on the computer. Then I finished shopping for clothes for David on Amazon for our cruise.
Then the parking lot guy came and worked for about five hours. He just left at 2pm. David called the factory where our garden shop building is being put together. They told him our building would be finished this coming Monday. He did not say when it would be delivered but I think the ground is ready now. The parking lot guy rolled it quite a bit, shaking the house. Then two of our guys will sheet rock it and paint it. After that, we will put up racks and hang seeds. It should be fun to decorate the garden shop and get it ready for gardeners to visit.
It is another cold, overcast, sprinkling kind of day on the farm. We got ready early and went out to the EMS Training Facility in Poteet to cast our primary vote in early voting this morning. There was no line. The people were friendly and the voting machines were different than what they have in San Antonio. I liked it.
Then we went to Walmart to pick up some groceries and some things for the cruise coming up in a month.
Since then, we have been working in the house as it is bone chilling outside. Didn't the groundhog say we would have an early spring? Ever since that day, it has been chilly for the most part except for one day last week when it actually got hot.
I have been picking colors and decor for our garden shop. I think it will be fun to set up once it gets here and gets sheet rocked. The mailman was asking me about our garden shop today when he brought packages to the door.
In the evening, we finally watched the DVD of a Branson show from May 2, 2019. We were in Branson at Grand Jubilee evening show with New South, a fabulous quartet on that date. We ordered the DVD because we were on it. We watched half and then it was 10pm. They put on a wonderful show, the best in Branson in my humble opinion!
Good morning. We finally had a beautiful sunrise again this morning, but the temperature got down to 37° this morning. Some of our team are here on the farm. David had one of them in here to fix a screen door and a shower head.
The property got mowed and more plants got put in the ground and/or put in pots. It is currently only 57°. We put water in a container along with soap out on a table by the port-a-potty. Later on, we plan to put in a building with permanent bathrooms but for now, this will have to do for workers and for visitors. It will also house our employee breakroom.
The store building that will become our new seed shop should arrive sometime next week. Then it will have to be finished on the inside. After that, we will have another building built for our employees to work in.
Good Saturday morning. It was chilly. We cleaned up the house and I took a good walk around the farm. The mailman showed up with some packages for our cruise. He asked me if we were finished putting up buildings and doing things on the farm. Not by a long shot!
I let him know our store would be coming soon and more buildings later on as well as a lot of other things.
We had several visitors today, including a neighbor who purchased a large seed order from us. I walked the farm today.
This morning, it was chilly but there was no rain as we made our way into San Antonio for church.
After church, we went to Home Depot and picked out flooring and paint for our new store. It was much easier to choose than I thought it would be.
After lunch, I took a walk around the farm, exploring the fruit trees, ant hills, and whatever else I could find. I went into the strawberry patches and found our first strawberry of the season. It was pretty exciting!
I saw bees pollinating wildflowers all over the farm. There were some butterflies but mostly there were bees and ants all over the place with gopher mounds. For once, we had no company on the farm. Very seldom does that happen.
Our new garden shop building never showed up this week.
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