We are so excited! We just went and picked up 15 heirloom tomato plants and 4 basil plants from Eaton’s Creek Organics. We were hoping to plant in our homestead garden and get started planting the second garden today, but the ground is extra soggy and we might get another frost tonight. Can you believe it? A frost at the end of April?!? This time last year we were already consuming things from the garden! I better go get busy. More posts to come from this Earth Day Weekend!
Today was a much needed catch up day! Laundry on the line, granola bars in the oven, napping dogs in the sunshine. Peaceful relaxation in preparation for tomorrow. Tomorrow brings- a new clothes line, tilling, planting, cooking, making our homemade cleaners, and being together in loving harmony. I can’t wait!
But I am bad at blogging. Let’s face it. I am going to try to get better (I always say that too). We had a rocky winter and didn’t get a lot accomplished. Well, that’s not true. It was definitely a winter for personal growth.
I am incredibly excited for spring. This weather has been very trying on our early spring crops. Things are starting to poke through the ground, but it is very spotty. I am trying to be patient, and Nick is so encouraging, but I am fearful that we may lose some of our early crops. The good new is, the garden is expanding this year. My parents have been gracious enough to let us use there yard as well, so in addition to our raised beds we do every year, we will have a sizable plot there as well. We are going to be fortunate enough to plant 41 variety this year. This spring will also bring additional chickens and bunnies for fertilizer. We are going to be BUSY! I love it! We have so many projects to make time for. This weekend we will begin tilling at our new garden location, so keep an eye out for posts about our progress!
We have had some ups and downs in the garden today. The ups are everything survived last nights frost, we picked 16 radishes today and got to share some with the neighbors. The downs are we discovered the soil is too shallow in 2 of our raised beds and a few things aren’t rooting properly. We’ve never had this problem before, but we also have never made our beds so shallow before. As a result, we are pulling everything out of those two beds and replanting. BUT the upside of this is we are going to have amazing salads to enjoy all weekend.
Check out these radishes!!
Things are sprouting up like mad already!
Can’t wait till our next round of planting next week!
We have worked diligently on our new chicken coop and (thanks to the help of my amazing parents) WE ARE DONE!! I love it so much! It provides a much larger happy home for our hens and satisfies my outhouse obsession. Here are some pics!!
Anyone have any name suggestions? We have come up with “The Coop DeVille” and “The Lucky Mother Clucker.” Please send us your ideas!!
Oh, where to begin?? Things are happening like crazy around here. Garden beds are built, tons of things are planted, Nick’s business is up and running, we have a new puppy, we built our hens a new coop. The list goes on and on! Here are a few pictures to catch you up!