There were 576 photos. I was unure whether I could delete them or she wanted them saved . She said delete and reset the phone, but then I could not figure out how to delete. I tried a lot of ways and the phone would not connect to the computer. That is because I was not using iMac software, so I found out later. The connection was simply a matter of using a program called image capture, which goes directly into the phone and scoops the images and allows the user to change or delete them from the computer. Deleting them from the phone is a tedious task where groups have to be ticked and then deleted. 576 ticks did not appeal to me at all.
After deleting the photos, I realized I had also deleted the photos I took with the phone camera over the last few days. That was not such a problem though, since most are reproduceable in some capacity. There were photos of the newly hatched ducklings, 14 of them, now down to 12, which is excellent given out raven problem. The last two hatches I put in hoop shelters for 2 weeks until the babies were strong, but this bunch I have taken a chance on. There are 5 other ducks on nests and there are already over 100 ducks on the farm. July 21 is the first processing date. It is a good thing I love roast duck and that it is very good for me!
Tomorrow the lambs we butchered are to be picked up from the butcher shop where we took them just to hang in the cooler for a few days. So the morning will be spent cutting the meat up. Yesterday, it was 32 degrees and very humid all day from the small tunderstorm at night, much too uncomfortable to work outside, so I stayed in and continued going through the cupboards in the big house. All cupboards have been emptied and cleaned now and only what I wish to keep from both houses combined will be in those cupboards.
Yesterday I sold my beutiful antique 1940's sofa and two chairs. It broke my heart since I nearly had to give it away to get it gone, but at least that is one more large item out of the way, or should I say three more. I have a keyboard to sell, but own two and have not decided which one to keep and which one to sell, One is Korg and one is Yahmaha. I will play one then the other and decide. There is nothing else to sell in my little house after that and only one large sideboard and one long dresser with matching night tables in the other house, so things are finally getting down to manageable states. The massive amounts of bedding from the bed and breakfast, my mother's estate and my own stuff still has to be sold. I have only managed to sell a bit of it. No one came to my sale yesterday, boo hoo. Weekends are not good days for garage type sales here, isn't that strange? People keep their weekends for family and camping and whatever, but the streets are empty. I am keeping the sale going all week and will see what happens.
Slowly, over this month, July, I plan to move everything from the farm house and then use August to paint and prep. Now that I have the iphone figured out more, I can get back to normal with the farm updates and blog writing. Thanks for hanging in there with me. Love you all!