With our new routine we didn’t have the time to collect leaves in the fall, like we have in the past. So I was happy to fine a good deal on a large round bale of straw to mulch the garden with. I don’t know who was more excited… me finally getting the garden mostly mulched… or the kids getting to destroy the bale… or the chickens getting to scratch around in it. One they for sure, a HAY day was had by all!
There’s lots of exciting stuff going on around our place! Our Nubian goat babies are here now and we have 3 week old Holland Lops running around. It might still be winter but we feel like spring is here with all these babies around here.
It’s been a while since we’ve made a video. We want you to know we aren’t quitting homesteading or youtube, We’ve just had some changes in our life that we’re having to adjust to, so we’ll have fewer videos for a while. Hope you’ll stick with us until we’re able to have a more consistent schedule again.
We’ve had our first hard freeze so our gardening season has come to an end, but for the chickens, the work is just beginning!
We tried an experiment to see how well sweet potatoes grow in containers. Today we harvested them. Did we get a lot? Do we feel it worked good? Would we plant them in containers again? Well, you’ll just have to watch…
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…
It’s the longest number of days I’ve ever went milking a goat with out skipping! Normally we do kid sharing so we don’t have to milk every day, but since Nutmeg lost her kids I’ve had to keep milking her to keep her in milk. Has it been difficult? Well, you’ll just have to watch…
Life has been busy for us lately, so we had to take some time off from making videos. Now that things have settled don a bit, we’re trying to get back into the swing of things. With the rainy spring we had, the garden got off to a slow start, but overtime it managed to pull through and we have a happy garden update!
It’s just been one of those years, we got the garden in late and it’s been slow to get going. Now we’re happy to say that things are really starting to grow well and produce so it may end up being a good gardening season after all.
The day began with an awesome surprise, our guinea hatched out 9 keets!! We decided to catch them and put them in the chicken tractor to keep them safe from predators. Sounds like a great idea, right? Well, let’s just say that she didn’t think it was a good idea at all….