Welcome to this, my blog!
I am excited to be joining the world of bloggers. I plan to use this small corner of the internet to update you on the happenings of my little farm and hopefully be informative, inspiring, and encouraging . Though if all else fails, I hope to at least bring a smile to your face as you read my posts. 🙂
So. Since this is my first post I am going to just jump right in!
Spring has sprung! And with it comes lots, and lots of things to do on the farm, though it be only twelve acres. Starting a couple of months ago I ordered the first batch of broilers, layers, and my adorable geese. They all came in April along with a batch of seven feeder pig. Thus begins one of the most work intensive but extremely fun and rewarding times of the year. Spring!
Now that the snow is gone, the grass is greening up, Magnolia our tree is blooming, and the trees are all leafing out we are putting the early garden in. Peas, lettuce, cabbage and cauliflower. The tomato plants are growing away under their heat lamp and though it is a bit late I will be sowing some pepper seeds indoors for planting after the danger of frost has gone. Yesterday I extended the hog’s paddock into more of a pasture-sized plot and they are happily tilling up our new garden plot. I must say that a happy bunch of hogs makes for a happy farmer. It is so fun watching them root around with their strong little snouts and smack their mouths when they find a tasty tidbit.
The horse and donkeys are now moved to a smaller paddock that incorporates part of the hay field, thus beginning the year of rotational grazing as I attempt to heal the land and bring back vitality to the pastures and our field. The mobile hen house is almost ready for use (grow little chicks, grow) and I have the lumber for the new chicken tractors that I am going to make. Things are in motion!