Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Finally stopped raining

I'm going to be glad of this rain come summer, but 4 days of cold, misty weather is really depressing. Obviously I wouldn't do so well in the Northwest states.

I've taken advantage of a day-and-a-half of sun to get outside and do some garden chores. I have seedlings in the Spring bed already. I planted a few more rows of spinach. We love fresh spinach in this house. I've turned the dirt again in the summer bed and added more decomposing straw to the soil. I think I may use part of the summer bed to plant some extra peas this Spring.

This afternoon I began cleaning out on of the "flower" beds in the front yard. I use the term "flower" loosely. The only things that grow are weeds. I want to put it to some usable purpose, but it is shady, especially in the summer. I have not been able to figure out what would work best in our front yard.

As of today we had ten eggs from our ladies.

To celebrate we had eggs for dinner! They were delicious!! With it we had bread & jelly. Blackberry jelly I made from the berries we picked over the summer.

Monday, January 23, 2012


Look girls we've found our way out....

I know what my chore is tomorrow.

Came home from running errands to find Puddin' in the egg basket. Thankfully there were no eggs in it.

Yes, we have had a lot of rain the past few days. The rain boots all lined up so we can trek through the mud to check on our hens.

The hens have decided that they like this roosting spot behind the coop.

Future Farmer???


Saturday, January 21, 2012

Where Have We Been?

We have been busy. It seems like ever since last Fall, right up to today we have been busy. No slow winter days around here. Beyond our normal schooling, running the kids around to activities and day-to-day house work, we have also been experimenting with our own home business (anyone want personalized notecards?), working very hard to be more self-reliant which has included a lot of sewing and other activities, and improving on our suburban homestead.

Today was a big day for our family. We have been working towards getting our own flock of laying hens for many months. This morning the girls and I loaded up in the old SUV (new nickname is the 'Farm Truck') and picked up our first five hens.

We even had our first egg 30 minutes after we let them into their new coop.


A family of six living and learning. You might catch us outside in the mud or working on crafts. We always seem to be on the go, come on and join us.