I can't say this strike is not having an effect I really had nothing to do today except take care of four Mexican vehicles from Saturday and then straighten up my neglected paperwork. Not that I have any problem ever finding plenty of emergencies and sure enough I didn't have to wait long before the last survivor of the new hires had some kind of appointment scheduled for tomorrow morning and needed the day off.
When I went to visit my boss he was holding his head in his office sweating bullets as the Service Writers are threatening to walk out if he doesn't hire more people. At that time I just said I doubt HR would get pissy about my hours right now anyway so I volunteered to come in and help out tomorrow. If it was OK with him, that is...
He tried to give me Christmas presents on the spot. I should have asked for money lol. I actually was suppose to get my chainsaws worked on tomorrow but I just decided it was better to be useful. There was no way he was going to hire a new porter today that's for sure. Never mind training em and as I have said before those guys got the easiest job I ever remember having when I was their age.
When I got home today the local foragers group was here going through my orchard. I still have four Apples, two Peach, a nectarine - thing (that rarely blooms anymore) and about two dozen assorted Plums and Crab Apples I saved when they started bull dozing the field across from me. The Goats ate one of my Apples and both my Pear trees last year. I was pleasantly surprised to find out with certainty the Plums and Crab Apples had survived and produced this year as I been too busy to do much with em this horrible year and their brethren are now under about 200 tons of road bed rock I would estimate. I also followed a toad around the side yard protecting him from the chickens last night for a bit so I am fairly confident even the tree frogs survived the new settlements.
The foragers even wen so far as to go burrow my Apple picker so they could get em all this morning which was fine by me I have been far to busy to harvest anything anyway I was wondering how they were getting on. I think the goats cleaned out my Gooseberry patch though.
When they were finished I had em come in and pick all the Tomatoes and Peppers they could carry. One lady demanded I give her some Tobacco blooms too.
I really do need to add more time for orchard care next year when get a chance though I don't want it to go to ruin before I retire!!!
Keep Prepping Everyone!!!!