We win some and we loose some!
It's been a while since I last posted and do apologize but things have been crazy and we have had some disappointment along the way.
We were suppose to be moving although things fell through when we where told the landlord had no plans to lay floors in the bedrooms and that he was expecting us to. When asking a large sum for rental you would expect to have floors. So after a very stressful few days and lots of disappointment we continue on our journey even though we are not sure where it is leading us.
Our garden has been keeping us quite busy as those darn weeds just do not want to stop growing, but we are keeping up and all 25 different kinds of tomatoes are growing and its almost time to start canning ketchup and tomato sauces! Unfortunately our cucumber plants that we replanted after the frost didn't take well and so I currently am in search of Pickling cucumbers as a Winter without pickles would not be very pleasing for the children. My cabbage is ready for me to start fermenting and the kohl-Rabi is almost ready to harvest.
Our corn did make it! We thought for sure after the frost we had lost it but its almost ready to harvest as well.
In the kitchen here on the homestead I have been keeping myself extremely busy canning all sorts of different jams, jellies, and some preserves with the help of the local farmers market and their early crops!
Currently we are still living out of boxes for the most parts in hopes that we find another farm to rent, but with fall on its way I am becoming impatient and just want to unpack everything...but there is still hope.
We are expecting our fall order of turkeys, as well as meat and egg chicks in the next two weeks and purchased 10 Muscovy ducklings and a teen duckling from a farm up the road. I always wanted a white Muscovy and was super excited when I found one close by, now I have a large assortment of them! Oh yes and we also added 9 more bunnies to our homestead.
From here on in I plan to write at least once a week in order to save on the short but sweet updates and give a little more details into the journey we are embarking on.