This past weekend was a busy time. Of course, spring is always a busy time for homesteading. Luckily (or unluckily, depends on how you look at it.), we don't have to worry about goats having babies this year. I miss the bouncing babies, but I don't miss the part where I worry myself to death. I always worried when it come to the goats giving birth. We've never had a problem, other than a couple kids needing selenium, but they usually came out of the "weak knees" syndrome in a day or so. I knew if I kept the goats any longer, I would be pushing my luck. It would be bound to happen sooner or later.
Hubby and I also put in our garden. We went out early in the morning, worked until the sun started to get more direct, then went out later on in the day when it was going down. We planted 8 different types of tomatoes, two long rows of corn,(We will wait another two weeks and then plant some more.) three different types of beans, cucumbers, summer squash, two different types of hot peppers, (Thanks Catherine for getting me hooked on the peppers.) and sunflowers. I'm probably missing something. I just can't think of it right now. We plan on maybe planting some more things as the year goes on. Things like beets, turnips, and maybe some onions. Those will have to wait just a little bit later. Last year I was talking about doing a container garden. Well, I didn't get many containers. Plus, I couldn't pass up all the free space we have for a garden. Sure, it's not exactly what I want, but it will work for now. I haven't convinced Hubby of the wonders of the raised bed garden,yet. He thinks if he can't get a tractor in it, then it won't work.
I DID convince Hubby into letting me plant trees. In fact, he said I could plant as many trees as I want! I'm gonna make it a forest around here!!!! hehehehe I just LOVE trees. There is something about trees that make a house a home. I may change my mind when I have to mow around all of them, but I doubt it. We shall see.
So until next time,
Small Farm Girl, planter