Monthly Archives: April 2018

Making Dandelion Tea, Crazy Wind, Getting Chicks Switched Around and More! Week 17 2018

Oh this wind… will it ever calm down so we can get stuff done???

The meat birds are big enough to free range now so I’m turning them out and putting the layers in the chicken tractor. After that we got some planting done in the garden… finally!

Doug and Stacy, over at Off Grid With Doug and Stacy, are doing an awesome giveaway for Youtube creators. One of the requirements to enter is that you make a video about why you watch their channel. Here’s the reasons why I enjoy watching their channel..

One day Miley and I were outside talking about all the dandelions. I told her that they’re edible and used for several different things. She thought making dandelion flower tea sounded interesting so we made some.

It Snowed But It’s Warm In the Greenhouse, Transplanting Seedlings and More! Week 16 2018

It’s been a while since we’ve shown you some of our animals so today we’re taking you along as we do our morning chores.

We have hard, clay soil here. I’ve been working for several years to build up the soil in my garden and have come a long way. I just need something that will give it that extra boost and I think I found it.

Most of our seed sprouted and have grown enough that we need to get them transplanted.

We had snow and freezing temps but it was cozy warm inside our cattle panel greenhouse… actually it was a little too warm!

We finally got some snow and that made someone pretty happy!

Getting the Pigs Set Up, Cattle Panel Greenhouse Update and More! Week 15 2018

It’s a windy day here in Kansas! Just thought I’d give you an update on the cattle panel greenhouse and how it’s holding up in all this Kansas wind!

The pig feeder has rusted out on the bottom otherwise it’s in good shape. We don’t want to buy a new one so we figured out a way to fix it. Now it will get us through this season, and hopefully more!

Today is the first day of the season to milk our goat. We shared with the pig… but she wasn’t so sure about it.

Cattle Panel Greenhouse Complete, We’re Trapped In the Greenhouse and More! Week 14 2018

We’re getting our seeds for the garden started plus getting a little more planting done in the greenhouse.

Miley decided to spend some of her hard earned money and invest it in a pig. It will be her 4H project and she’ll be taking it to the fair and showing it as a market hog.

Let’s see… how to describe this day… I’d have to say it was a very productive, adventurous, dramatic day! Oh yeah… and very suspenseful!

I spent the day building up the beds in the greenhouse and getting it ready for planting.

Cattle Panel Greenhouse Almost Complete, Hoping Rain Is On the Way and More! Week 13 2018

I don’t have much experience using the power tools but we managed to get the plastic on the cattle panel hoop house. Now the fun time begins… planting seeds!

With as dry as it’s been the price of hay has sure gone up. A good chance of rain is in the forecast, so maybe we’ll finally get some much needed rain.

It was a beautiful day so we were able to get a lot done on our cattle panel greenhouse.