I love Spring. I really , REALLY do! We have been so busy around here and I'm loving being able to enjoy the outside.
Last weekend on Saturday we went to a local Daffodil festival.
Then we had packed a picnic ( and a change into play clothes) and went hiking at a nearby state park. When it was just my husband and I we would do many many miles, but the girls did great at 1.8 miles. I was proud of them, it was pretty rough terrain at times and we just took our time and enjoyed it.
We put out 2 more apple trees this last week, and planted 50 more Strawberry plants. These are called "whoppers" and claim to be as big as peaches...... we will see.
The Bradford pears and weeping cherries are in full bloom and are providing a beautiful blacksplash of color to the newly greening grass.
We put in our chick order at the local co op and they should be here around Thursday. Several of these are for my oldest to try her hand at showing them at the fair for 4H, but we also just wanted to increase our flock a bit, with food prices going so crazy high, we may be wishing we had more eggs in the near future. Plus my oldest daughter will gather the eggs and there are a few people she will sell them to weekly, which helps out with the feed costs. I think it just teaches her good life skills as well.
We put out about 5 green onion sets, so those will be good hopefully this summer. I really like to just eat one with dinner at night, especially with freshly caught crappie......( which to non-southerners, is a perfectly delicious little freshwater fish).
Until next time, happy homesteading
- Homesteading Quest