Friday, May 07, 2010

Busy day on the homestead

Hiya folks!It was a busy day on the homestead, I was going to spend it sewing but the sun was calling and the chicken coop was yelling (clean me out!) so the boys and I decided to go tackle the coop. It is a much bigger job than we expected and it'll take more than one shot---but here we are working on it today.

We actually only got about 3 wheelbarrows full because our compost bin front wasn't high enough to hold anymore.  Scott raised it up so we can add more---when the wheelbarrow and the trailer are fixed, LOL!  It's ALWAYS something!

A new edition to the farm---baby chicks!  I wasn't going to do chicks since they need to be inside to survive until they are about 5 weeks old, but we cleaned out a closet and put locks on it so the animals can't get to them and we now have 9 more chickens!  Here they are a couple days after we got them:

Here they are 3 weeks later!

Another thing I've been working on is clearing more of our land.  I haven't been able to do anything for about a week and a half now, due to rain and the ground being too soft to take the tractor on--but here is some of what I've gotten done so far:

I've got so much more to do but I probably won't be able to do much more with the tractor, the brambles are growing like crazy and if I haven't got them cut by now, they will be too thick for the tractor to run over and cut down.

That is it for now, I have more going on and I'll have pictures and videos to show it all!

If I don't get back before this Sunday, Happy Mother's Day to all my friends who are mothers!  I was going to spend Mother's Day in the garden but they are now predicting possible snow so I think I'll just stay inside and sew or something!