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A New Calf On the Homestead, Guinea Is Sitting On Turkey Eggs and More! Week 17 2017

Today is lock down for our turkey eggs! I’m showing you the steps that need to be done to prepare them for hatching.

Just a little update on what I have planted so far and how the garden is doing.

Our guinea hen has been sitting on her nest, the one that I put turkey eggs in! We’re excited about that and are hoping that the turkeys will hatch. Other than that we’re just trying to get a new chore routine established and are giving an update on Brooke’s beta fish.

We reached a new goal by getting this animal for our homestead! It’s a goal we didn’t really expect to happen so soon. Things are about to get real busy around here, but we hope all the hard work will pay off later on.

Moved chicks to the chicken tractor, trimmed all the goats’ hooves, milked an extra goat we don’t normally milk… wrestled pigs to get them tagged… it’s a busy morning on the homestead!

New Kids Born, Things Are Blooming, Garden Planting Started & More! Week 15 2017

Just getting the evening chores done and took a little stroll around the yard to show ya what’s blooming at the moment.

We’re milking Nutmeg for the first time this year!

If it’s not one thing… it’s another…

It was a fun day with a sad ending. First me got a project done we’ve been wanting to get done for a while and that is to turn a big wooden box into a raised bed garden. Next, Nutmeg finally had her babies! Good news is she had a cute little doeling…. sad news is she had another one that didn’t make it.

It’s time to repot our tomato seedlings so we can start to harden them off and get them ready to go out in the garden.

Finally! We have a chance to clean up some of the limbs, so we’re taking advantage of it. While we’re out supervising the fire, we pass the time being entertained by the pigs. Never a dull moment on the homestead!

We’re planting potatoes… and the goat stall in the barn needs to be cleaned out… so why not take care of both at the same time?

Happy First Day of Summer!

Lately things have been a little busy around hereā€¦ actually more like a lot busy. There have been lots of things happening and I have so much to write about but I’ve just been lacking the time to get it all done. This week things should calm down so I’m hoping that I’ll be able to get caught up here. Look for new posts to come soon!

One thing for sure, aside from it being busy here, is it’s finally summer!!!

YAY!

As cool as it’s been I didn’t know if summer would ever come.

But it did.

And I’m so glad.

It just puts you in such a happy mood you just have to kick up your heels and celebrate!

Happy first day of summer!