Jul 26, 2016

Week #2

News from the garden-
Deer have found the peas.  I should still get a decent amount, but they ate off the tops of some of the plants.

This week's boxes will have peas, basil, lettuces, chard, kale, carrots and maybe a few onions.  This is more of a challenge than I thought it would be.  Surely a learning experience.

My herbs beds are growing like crazy.  Unfortunately, the good growth has overshadowed my little rosemary and thyme plants and they're stunted.
Looks like rain this morning.  Better get out there and get some things done.
From Glory Farm


Jul 14, 2016

CSA

 Community Supported Agriculture.
Finally-I'm going to do it.  I'm selling shares of my produce. My garden is 3/4 of an acre.  Much more food than my honey and I can use. 

Produce available now is kale, Swiss chard, a variety of lettuces, rattail radishes, basil, oregano, cilantro and mints. Peas and new potatoes will be ready in about a week.

This is our hoop house going up.  It won't be beneficial this year, but next year is should extend our growing season by 2-3 months.

I'm praying for a good season. 
Since I'm very new to this, any of you out there who have some advice??




Apr 11, 2016

Calving Season

Our cattle haven't had any calves,yet.  A little later than normal this year, but that's alright considering the cold temps and snow we're having. 
Doesn't mean that some of these girls aren't more than ready.

This is the last cow from our original herd.  She's getting older, but she throws beautiful calves.

Mar 17, 2016

Wool Rug

Wow!  Blog entries two days in a row.  Feeling homesteady, I guess.
Today I started an experiment with my loom.  I'm making a rug out of wool fiber. 
I card this and twist it into a long rollag.  Then I use it for the weft in the rug.
I know there has to be an easier way than the way I'm doing this.  I plan on washing it after it's done so the fibers can bind better.  I'll post a picture when it's finished.  (But only if it turns out.)


Mar 16, 2016

Today...

Today-I was going to tell you about all of the ugliness that the melting snow had revealed in my yard...


 I woke up to this...


It takes care of the ugly.
So, today-I finished doing my taxes!!!! And celebrated by downing a bag of Doritoes.

Today- I will practice my dulcimer-
Today- I started collecting eggs for the incubator.

Today-I'll grab a cup of coffee and a good movie and not feel guilty about it.

And that's it for today.   Hope your today is blessed.

Jul 26, 2016

Week #2

News from the garden-
Deer have found the peas.  I should still get a decent amount, but they ate off the tops of some of the plants.

This week's boxes will have peas, basil, lettuces, chard, kale, carrots and maybe a few onions.  This is more of a challenge than I thought it would be.  Surely a learning experience.

My herbs beds are growing like crazy.  Unfortunately, the good growth has overshadowed my little rosemary and thyme plants and they're stunted.
Looks like rain this morning.  Better get out there and get some things done.
From Glory Farm


Jul 14, 2016

CSA

 Community Supported Agriculture.
Finally-I'm going to do it.  I'm selling shares of my produce. My garden is 3/4 of an acre.  Much more food than my honey and I can use. 

Produce available now is kale, Swiss chard, a variety of lettuces, rattail radishes, basil, oregano, cilantro and mints. Peas and new potatoes will be ready in about a week.

This is our hoop house going up.  It won't be beneficial this year, but next year is should extend our growing season by 2-3 months.

I'm praying for a good season. 
Since I'm very new to this, any of you out there who have some advice??




Apr 11, 2016

Calving Season

Our cattle haven't had any calves,yet.  A little later than normal this year, but that's alright considering the cold temps and snow we're having. 
Doesn't mean that some of these girls aren't more than ready.

This is the last cow from our original herd.  She's getting older, but she throws beautiful calves.

Mar 17, 2016

Wool Rug

Wow!  Blog entries two days in a row.  Feeling homesteady, I guess.
Today I started an experiment with my loom.  I'm making a rug out of wool fiber. 
I card this and twist it into a long rollag.  Then I use it for the weft in the rug.
I know there has to be an easier way than the way I'm doing this.  I plan on washing it after it's done so the fibers can bind better.  I'll post a picture when it's finished.  (But only if it turns out.)


Mar 16, 2016

Today...

Today-I was going to tell you about all of the ugliness that the melting snow had revealed in my yard...


 I woke up to this...


It takes care of the ugly.
So, today-I finished doing my taxes!!!! And celebrated by downing a bag of Doritoes.

Today- I will practice my dulcimer-
Today- I started collecting eggs for the incubator.

Today-I'll grab a cup of coffee and a good movie and not feel guilty about it.

And that's it for today.   Hope your today is blessed.