This whole thing really is an adventure. I am ridiculously excited that as of today we have have 9 of this year's chickens laying, even though I'm not positive which ones are laying. We know it is May, Carmella, Pepper, Butterscotch, and Rae, and then #6 is a bluish-green egg that can really only be… Continue reading Where the Green Grass Grows
That's right! You have Suzy Homemaker, Debbie Downer, Chatty Cathy, Rosie the Riveter, and now Heather Homesteader! Okay I would never have the guts to be a REAL homesteader without it being a necessity (I have to acknowledge the possibility of catastrophic things happening, crazy 500 year storms, power grid failures etc) but I am… Continue reading Heather Homesteader
Today was a momentous occasion, the first birth on our little ranch. Hubby went out to feed, and then quickly came back inside to tell me I was going to want to get up and go outside because we had a baby donkey! SHE IS SO CUTE. We are very thankful that the birth appears… Continue reading She’s Here!
The last few weeks have flown by! Wow. The garden is coming together, and it appears that summer is finally here to stay! So are the mosquitoes. We have been eaten alive every time we go out and there isn't at least a breeze. Brent finished up the garden fence last week, so hopefully most… Continue reading Bianca
Whew. So, the other house went on the market midday yesterday. We managed to get 4 showings through in the afternoon/evening, and then this morning we got our first offer. A while later we got our second offer, and as of the time I'm writing this we have 16 showings scheduled today, and 5 more… Continue reading Never a dull moment
Squeee It is garden time garden time, garden garden garden time! We picked up the lumber for the first raised bed yesterday, and Brent put it together today. We also got the fence for this year's garden. It is considerably scaled down from the original plan, but I figured that if I didn't dial it… Continue reading GARDEN TIME!!
Chickens! So our baby chicks are now a few weeks old and man are they growing. I'm not crazy about the dust level in my kitchen, so I am ready for them to go outside. Luckily the setup that we have for the chickens means that they won't actually be moving to an outdoor coop,… Continue reading Progress on the Ranch