Schmidt Homestead

Our new home in Woodburn, IL

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Phil is coming to SL on Thursday to help us at the property this weekend. Jean was supposed to come, but since she’s at a new job, she couldn’t get off on Friday. Emily will probably spend Saturday helping us with the garden (she bought Steve a bunch of seeds for his birthday), and Steve found out last night that his Aunt Kathy might come from Champaign on Saturday. If we’re lucky, the guys will build us a deck and the girls will get most of the garden planted this weekend. It’ll be nice to have stairs, rather than climbing into the trailer. We’ve already picked several pounds of asparagus out of our garden. Emily sautéed some for us at the cabin last weekend, and it wasn’t bad – very similar to green beans. It’s not something I’m overly excited about, but I could do it on occasion.

I feel like we’re finally making progress at the property. If things go as planned, after this weekend the trailer should be livable.