Despite it being an absolutely gorgeous day outside, there were some chores that absolutely needed to be taken care of. Oh well, every day can't be a play day.
Tim headed outside to clean rabbit cages. We've had a request to purchase rabbit manure for gardens, so he had to sacrifice a little extra time to bag up the poop. The dogs got to spend a lazy day playing outside and the chickens got significantly more free range time.
While Tim was working on rabbit cages, I decided to tackle the house.
I hate to clean. Hate it. Usually my approach is get a bit done here and a bit done there and ultimately I spend hours piddling around and not getting much done.
I decided today to tackle one room at a time. First up- the dining room. We don't sit at the table that often, so Tim tends to toss his junk on that table and go on about his business. It took quite a while to sort through the junk and throw it out, then put the useful items in their proper place.
I did some dusting, which I also despise, and spend the next 10 minutes sneezing around the house. Ughhh dust.
I found some old blankets tossed in a chair that the cats had been sleeping on- they went into the washer and are being dried now.
I spent a good hour cleaning the garage (also a site of "just toss it and forget it) and setting up the new heavy plastic shelves I bought from an estate sale yesterday. Then I gathered up all the various boxes of mason jars for canning season and moved them out to their new home on the shelves.
All in all, I spent 3 1/2 hours working on the garage and the dining room. There is still plenty of cleaning that needs to be done, but I think I earned a bit of a break!