Sunday, May 15, 2022

No Grocery Stores or Restaurants for a Year

Herb Garden
Yorkshire/Duroc Cross Pigs
 On May 1st, we challenged ourselves to no grocery stores or restaurants for a year.  Now keep in mind, this is after working on our farm for 10 years, expanding our knowledge of growing things, our fruit and nut trees aging into fruitful years, and reading everything we can get our hands on.  We are already successful in growing our own beef, chicken, and pork, growing gardens, trees and vines, equipping our place with plans B and C, and have indeed not been going to the grocery store much.  

The Blueberries and blackberries are ripening in a few weeks, so they are next on the harvest list.

The gardens are planted, both the main garden and the one we call the chicken garden.  We originally called it this because it was designed to grow food for the chickens and was located near the chicken coop.  

Main Garden

Chicken Garden
We have raised a fresh batch of egg layers, and they are keeping our egg cartons full, as well as providing us with some to share.  

Free Range Egg Layers

This also looks like a banner year for our fruit trees, and here are a couple of examples.  Life is good!


Asian Pears

Friday, May 6, 2022

Busy Spring

 So much going on.  Made strawberry rocks to keep birds from pecking my strawberries.  If I can just keep the dogs from carrying them off.  lol

Got an LGD Great Pyrenees/Anatolian Shepherd mix.  Even at 4 months, he was already as big as my border collie mix dogs.    He is a sweetie with our grandchildren.  

Put new shoe strings into my old farm work shoes.  Lol.  I keep thinking it won't take long to work them in.

Made more rain barrels.

Had an Easter Egg hunt.  Chocolate - mmm, mmm, good.

And opened our produce stand (among other things.)  Life is good!