It is getting very busy here on the homestead since Spring finally decided to come in full force and greet us with its presence. We have had a few upsets while being here on this rented homestead but we just pushed them aside and kept going as we have to in order to meet our goals. Since the beginning of may we have been turning up ground, planting seeds and organizing the property as it was a big mess when we moved in. I now have a tomato garden planted along the fence line beside our house, radish and carrot boxes in the back yard with my greenhouse, peas where planted along the fence line near the bottom of our hill and all my berry plants remain in buckets growing in rows. I was excited to see my rhubarb sprouting and finding out that we have wild leeks growing in our treed areas.
I am still trying to keep up with downsizing our home but after a day out planting I really don't have the energy to decided if I want something or not so that process is going a bit slower then originally planned. But on the upside all our piglets are almost at market weight, Caramel our little lamb is growing, we will be sending our sheep in to market as well as the piglets and we have a new rabbit who is pregnant, so our meat rabbit production is finally growing. I am still looking for a New Zealand buck for my ladies but other then that I am not buying any more animals until we find another more permanent homestead.
My homemade incubator has yet to hatch any eggs and at times is not keeping the temperature correctly so I splurged and purchased a Sportsman incubator in hopes to speed up production of our chickens as my ladies just are not broody. So here I sit patiently awaiting for the delivery truck to bring me my incubator.
My homestead cook book has been pushed aside for the last week as I am trying to get everything planted and growing but I do hope to get back to that very soon. I have also found my scrap book full of allergy free recipes from a few years back when our little one could barely eat literally anything and am considering publishing another cookbook with allergy free recipes if my homestead cookbook takes off. I am also in the middle of making a couple different quilts in order to sell to make a few extra dollars and the girls have been learning how to mend clothing...they haven't quite got it but I am proud to know that they are not afraid to try and try again!
Well I have to run still lots to do and my bread got off to a late start so to the kitchen I must go!
Hope Everyone is enjoying this lovely weather!