Just a little update on the latest happenings around the homestead.
We have an awesome surprise in the garden… it’s something Miley has been waiting for for a long time.
More chicks have hatched… where do we keep them? Who should do the chores… should they be considered rabbit chores or chicken chores?
One hen and her chicks… another broody hen hatching out chicks… a stormy night… where should we put all these chicks?
Finally got my garden in and mulched so I thought I’d give you a tour of it while it’s still looking good.
Finally the day has come to move the pigs out to their pen…. and I do believe they approve.
Ever since we put the green house up I’ve been wanting to hang out inside it and listen to it rain. Well, I finally got to do that!
We’re introducing the tomatoes to the green house. I want to get a shade cover soon because it gets way too hot for them to be out there full time yet. We are also planting flowers and putting our pepper plants into bigger cups.
There’s a big ice storm predicted for our area so I’m starting to get a plan of action and figure out the best way to prepare.
Even though we don’t quite have our fence and coop ready to put the chickens in the garden yet, doesn’t mean we can’t go ahead and encourage the chickens to hang out in the garden as much as possible. I’m feeding them their soaked grain every morning in hopes it will make them want to spend more time in the garden. After our one really nice day, it turned really cold so we haven’t been able to do more in the garden. I decided to take advantage of having to be cooped up in the house by getting the Christmas tree taken down.
It was a beautiful, spring-like day so what better way to spend the day than out in the garden. We’re working to convert the garden over to no till. First we plan to add a nice thick layer of mulch over the entire garden then put the chickens in there to help work the mulch and break it down.
We’ve got really cold temperatures coming so we’re getting a few things done that need to be done so we don’t have to worry about doing them in the really cold temps.
The day was so beautiful! We had errands to run in town but we put them aside because we couldn’t pass up spending such a lovely afternoon in the garden. We’re attempting to use the Ruth Stout method of gardening, so right now is the best time to get mulch added. That way there is time for it to break down before planting time.
It was a day of chores, doctoring the turkey, snapping beans and a couple of stories… then we found five dollars.
It was a very lovely warm day so we got lots done outside! We transplanted some strawberries, did a little clean up by burning some weeds and picked apples. Now there’s lots more work ahead as we decide what we want to make with all those apples.