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.
We’re getting ready to plant something new in the garden and give you an update on the turkey eggs… but wait… we have to rescue kittens first! As we always say, there’s never a dull moment on the homestead!
Sunshine, blue skies, happy animals, plants, shovels, dirt, smiles, laughter, too many lettuce plants… ya know, all the stuff that brings homestead happiness….
We planned to take a little time off from vlogging so that I could get my classes done, but this day is so beautiful we just had to share…
We just keep scooping them up and more come back!
Grubs here.. grubs there… grubs are everywhere!! I don’t have time for this!
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The day started out beautiful. It was the first day of fall, the weather was perfect, and we planned on hanging outside doing chores and picking tomatoes until we made a gross discovery. We have a huge infestation in the greenhouse. What was it? There’s no way to describe it other than you’re just gonna have to watch….
Just getting caught up on everything that’s happened lately that we haven’t had time to vlog.
What a day on the homestead…nothing went as planned but as we always say… “There’s never a dull moment on the homestead!” Ollie got out AGAIN and we moved the turkeys around. Is Bumbleston pregnant? Will we take her to the fair? Be sure to watch to the end of the video because Brooke has some really awesome news!
It’s Kansas State Fair time so we packed up Miley’s chicken and headed out!
OH no… it rained so much our barn got flooded. What a stinky mess!
We made a turkey tractor and built it similar to the chicken tractor we made last year… just made it a little taller for the turkeys. Today we’re moving the poults into it and then moving the mama hen and her chicks into the old tractor.
The squash bugs have returned! Out of all the garden pests, I have to say they are the most frustrating to deal with… and the most creepy! I had a huge infestation on one of my plants and got creeped out, so I blasted them with spray. Next thing I knew, I used a whole half gallon on one plant. Good news is there were dead squash bugs when I was finished… but will my plant survive having that much neem oil on it?
Happy 4th of July and a quick update.
We’re tired of the hens roosting on their nesting boxes and pooping in them so we’re trying something different… but will they like it?
Getting the turkey and chicken we processed packaged and ready for the freezer.
Processing day is never an easy day but this time was a little harder.
So several years ago I found this.. what seemed like a cute idea on Pinterest for my garden but… let’s just say it looked better on Pinterest. Plus we’re giving you a sneak peak of Dylan’s latest project!
Miley takes over the vlog and takes you along while she does her chores.
Miley’s been interested in experimenting with different recipes to make with dandelions. We’ve been searching for recipes and came across one for dandelion bread so we decided to try it.
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.
Plans to build a cattle panel greenhouse have been in the works for a while, and we’re finally getting started on it!
We have lots of work we want to get done. We tried to start on some of it but it was colder out than what we thought. Didn’t get much done but at least we are a small step closer to being ready for spring!
We’re taking some of our mini rex bunnies to the Yoder Small Animal Auction. This time went a lot better than last time!
Just a little update and had to show you how big and cute our Holland Lops bunnies are..