This are really starting to blossom and bloom and grow around here. Our potted plants have made it through the winter and we only lost one blueberry plant (which I think was pretty dead when we bought on super-duper, end of the year clearance). Onions are in the ground and seem to be poking up. Our process of bringing our seeds outside for their daily visitation with the sun and then inside at night away from Mr. Frost seems to be working! We already have little babies popping up through the soil...cherry and regular tomatoes, an eggplant, a bunch of daisy plants and a couple watermelon plants! I'm hoping that this means something good for this year. OH! and the neighbor kids - I think my plan of keeping them involved really is working. I've had them help me water some of the plants and they are taking some ownership and actually wanting to learn about the whole process. I love it!
In June of 2011, my husband, three of our five children, our Black Lab (Blue) and our four inside cats (Freak, Fizzle, Rusty, and Bella) and three rabbits (Luna, Midnight and Winchester) have been living at our 1.3 acre farmhouse. We’ve been working on converting the land back to a farm. Since moving here, we’ve acquired a Great Pyrenees (Ollie), a number of outside kitties, a handful of goats, a couple sheep, a couple alpacas and bees/chickens are scheduled to arrive Spring of 2013. We also planted a number of fruit trees on the property (and plan to add a few more) and have been working on putting in gardens to grow as much of our own food as possible. We certainly aren’t experts in any of this, please join our adventure as we muddle through becoming farmers, beekeepers, shepherds and more.