Sunday, March 16, 2008

homestead highlights

i clipped 57+ hens and 3 rooster wings today. haha! take that you scoundrels. no more flying the coop and busting into my garden during the day. it took about 20 minutes and i was sore afterwards. you don't realize how much it takes out of you to grab that many chickens in a 5 x 10 coop until you're there. i may take a bath tonight and soak in epsom salts.

greg tilled some of the garden and we planted 20# pontiac potatoes. still have 40# to go - 20/yukons and 20/kennebec.

still have 5 bunches of onions to plant.

tomato seedlings are doing well. i hope to transfer them out into the greenhouse sometime this week. as soon as i can get the rest of the soil block recipe together (waiting on greensand and colloidal phosphate to arrive) i'll be starting a bunch more seedlings out there.

i'm hoping to acquire 3 new nubians tomorrow...a mama and her two 2-week old doelings. this would increase our herd greatly. plus, i'd have 3 non-related does to breed my baby rue to this fall...the babies are not dehorned so they'd fit in our herd. the mama is so we may sell her.

tuesday, i start purchasing cow's milk from a relative's brother for butter making purposes. we need much more goat's milk before i can attempt this with their milk and i've got a great deal on the cow's milk. and, it's raw too.

3 comments:

Life at Dogfight Cove said...

I'm really enjoying your blog, you've got so much going on these days. It's fun to follow along.

Gina said...

Nusy, indeed! I have no idea how you do all that you do. I have been feeling so much like throwing in the towel of late.

Your posts are inspriration, though.

Gina said...

oops, typing in the dark-that should be "busy" LOL

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