My girlfriend is wonderful. I work somewhere between 40 and 1,000 hours a week, so the unpacking, organizing, and preparing for a housewarming party kinda fell on her. And I didn’t really consider that when picking a date. She pulled it off though!
But as a result, she gets a lot of leeway in certain decisions. For example, rather than my real name, I shall henceforth be referred to on this blog as Farmer McFarmface.
My first project was a swimming pool. No, it’s not farmy. No, it’s not necessary for green sustainable living. But dagnabit, I wanted a pool! Of course, we had no level spot for it. So my nephew helped me clear and level a spot in a couple afternoons so it would be up for the party. It’s not really level. It’ll be coming down this winter and the entire spot will be redone properly. I was in a hurry.
My advice: if you want a pool, have a pool. But take your time. Don’t set a deadline for getting it in and then rush through site prep. And have all the chemicals and pool care supplies before you set it up! I’m now battling algae because the chlorine was too low for a week and I was exhausted from work.
But lucky for you, oh hopefully not imaginary readers (didn’t I just make this blog an hour ago?) the next post will actually be farmy and have pictures!