Friday, January 13, 2023

Homestead Update

Welcome to Garden Friday(?)
This is more of an update on the Homestead in general,
as not a dang thing is going on in the garden.
We have some garlic and asparagus planted out there,
but the only thing really growing right now (thanks to ample rain) is the cover crop.
We planted Winter Rye in the beds that we are not using for fall/winter harvest.
What had been growing was decimated by the freeze.
One bright spot, our sunrises have been exquisite!

We had our overhanging trees trimmed 
on the back of the property.
As you can see here,
there was quite a bit hanging over the house and back deck.
This growth was also interfering with Big K's HAM radio antennas.

 After the work was done,
it not only looks neater,
but it allows for more light into the north side of the house.
No worry of branches causing damage to the roof either.

 The 2023 project list has been assembled.
Last year we really didn't do much to the house,
but now that I have started receiving my Social Security money,
we will be able to tackle a few things on our list.
Looking forward to getting some of the house updated.
With the initial leveling work completed,
the area for the newly purchased shed is being prepped.
We need to add gravel which will be the base for
our Trex planks and then the shed itself.
I'm so looking forward to having all of my tools
and equipment in one, covered space.
Some of our chook supplies will be kept in the 7X7 shed as well.
We hope to get to work on assembling it this coming weekend,
weather permitting.

The price of eggs is the most common topic of conversation around these parts.
Makes me so grateful to have our girls providing
one of nature's most perfect foods.
Life is better with chickens.

Hope the sun is shining where you are!

Sunday, January 1, 2023

Happy New Year!

From our home to yours-
We wish you a happy, healthy and wondrous new year!
May God bless and keep you.