Thursday, February 19, 2009

Close call

It has been a crazy couple of weeks. Lots of kid sitting and cooking and getting ready for the SB and friend to come to the Urban Farm. Then a weekend full of friends together in remembrance. Then the leaving of the SB, which takes many many hours. And then back to work, sitting, a surprise late meeting.... All this without my trusty vehicle. I THOUGHT it was totally shot. I THOUGHT I was in the market for a new set of wheels (well, not NEW, but new to me). Then, after standing in the rain and waiting for the tow truck and nibbling away my fingernails and searching craigslist for cars that I cannot afford, my mechanic called to tell me that it was the starter. So the $268.50 I spent seemed like a total bargain in comparison with the cheapest vehicles available. Had I needed a new car, I think I might have had to delay the farm animals.

The farming thing is freakin' expensive!
Fruit trees, seeds, bees, fencing, ducks and duck housing....

Then fabric/notions for the duck costumes, custom curtains for the duck house, pool maintenance, etc. etc. Of course, my duck costumes will have a more eastern flair, they being Indian Runner Ducks and all. And maybe Vintage Hollywood for the evening drinks around the pool. Ah, but those decisions are for later in the summer.

But the SB and I figured out that we spent $85 on all the appliances in our house... That includes the stove, dishwasher, fridge, washer/dryer, microwave, toaster oven and upright freezer. So I guess it all works out in the end.


arena said...

hi,it seems very interesting life in an urban farmer,glad to found your blog.I like living in that place.It is quiet,fresh air,there are not so much cars.that's real good!

Elsie said...

Thanks for stopping by! Good luck with your gardening!