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Cute Pumpkins and Impossible Bunnies

Normally every time we try to grow pumpkins they get taken down by vine borers and squash bugs. This year I’m happy to say that we defeated them and ended up with some small, cute pumpkins! Speaking of cute things, we went to the bunny barn to check in with the rabbits. Miley is wanting to breed one of her bunnies so that she has some older ones to show next year, but the bunnies had other ideas…

When You Send The Kids To Pick Mulberries….

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Rotten mulberries, a wasp, an imposter lady bug, the sound of rain on a sunny day, mulberry stains on the forehead, randomness and giggles… Ya know, the simple, good stuff of life…that’s what you get when you send the kids to pick mulberries.

Camera Broke But Now We’re Back With Homestead Updates! Week 43 2018

We’re outside enjoying the nice fall weather and giving you an update on our fall garden.

Well, I finally got another camera so we’re excited to get back to vlogging again. We’re starting off with a full animal update cause a lot has happened in the last several weeks.

A Surprise Hatchling, An Answered Prayer, and Attempting to Hatch More Turkey Eggs! Week 26 2017

I was sitting there giving Neville his vitamins… or at least attempting to… when Miley came running in saying there was a little chick outside! She was so excited! We put mamma hen and chick in our chicken tractor so we can watch her raise it.

Our rooster, Neville, hasn’t been doing very good for a while now. Lately he’s gotten worse and one night we were sure he wouldn’t make it to the next morning. Surprisingly he did, thanks to a prayer, and he’s been slowly getting a little better. He’s still got a long ways to go but we’re happy he’s improving.

We have a broody hen so I decided to put some turkey eggs under her to see if she will hatch them. The turkey hen is building a clutch and I’m hoping she will start sitting soon. Maybe the 3rd time is a charm? Unfortunately Neville isn’t doing very well anymore… so sad! My mom has a neat container garden so I decided to give you a little tour of her set up.

Switching Chores, Garden Work, Staking Tomatoes and More! Week 25 2017

There’s a lot of stuff going on today, first we’re getting chores done! Our turkey hen has started a new clutch of eggs, hopefully this time hatching will be successful. There was a broody hen running around so we captured her in hopes she will settle down and sit on some turkey eggs. Miley got to do her favorite chore of all time, which is give the pigs water. She got splattered by the pigs… is it mud or poop? Wanna sniff to find out?

Neither of us felt like doing our chores so Brooke said, “Hey, I’ll do your chores if you do mine.” I took her up on that…. what an awesome deal!

Yep… what the title says… just trying to get a grip on the garden. I started staking my tomatoes by using the Florida weave. What I’ve done so far seems to be working well. I got weeds pulled and mulch laid down. It’s amazing what you can get done when you get up early! 🙂

I decided to try the Florida Weave to stake my tomatoes because the way I was doing it just wasn’t going to work. The kids found a couple baby toads so they decided to make a habitat for them. In the middle of making it, they decided to research what toads need and made some revisions to make the habitat more toad friendly. It was a hot day so we spent the afternoon in the pool.