We are now going from one of the very strictest countries to now just a strict country for quarantine. We are still only allowed out for a few hours a week during our designated times. I get the 8am-9am time slot 3 days a week. We must wear a mask and most everything is the same except for these new items for us..yay:
They do keep threatening to remove the alcohol privilege again if people do not follow the rules. I feel like I grounded teenager who gets their x-box back, but is warned that it can be taken away again if anyone in the country misbehaves....sigh.
Our son has no interest in going to the hardware store or grocery store with us for the 1 hour and I would never expect to take him, so really that does not change our life. Rick having access to the hardware store and beer, does make him a happier though!
Work around the Farm
We are still getting some work done even though the farm is not open yet. Roger was working on the beetle traps, Melvin sprayed the trees and they both chipped up some more tree limbs. They also have done some road repairs and are working on the drainage that runs under our driveway.
We are now starting to work on setting up virtual coffee tours. It will be a little different from our hands-on tours, but still fun. It will take both of them to do a tour (one to do the camera/phone and one to be the guide) and we still want to keep the tours small, so people can ask all the questions they want along the way....guess we will see if it is worth it. :)
Rick finished getting a few more frames and sign blanks ready. We only have a few more trees available for the tree-lease program and then that will be closed off again until next year.
Our new de-husking machine is about ready to use. It still needs a motor and pulley to work, but we had to wait until the hardware stores opened to get those. Now that hardware stores can start to open back up, we should have the machine ready to go by next week.
More and more flowers are now blooming all around the farm. We are getting rain 1-2 times a week and everything has started to flower and grow.
Rick's Tree Frog
Rick and Frogerita have become friends. Rick checks on her a few times a day and she seems very happy to be living on the side of our house. Yesterday she decided to hop off the house and be social. Here she is on Rick's knee. She is not afraid of us at all. After this picture, she hopped away and we found her back on the wall this morning.
Other than that, we are just getting little things caught up around the farm. I think we are getting used to the new "normal" for now.