Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Monday, April 28, 2008
Friday, April 25, 2008
I often wonder if there really is "simple living". I go off to work 45 hours a week. I did reduce the commute from 130 miles a day to 20. I use a fuel efficient car. We have always gardened. My sweetie tends the garden for us. Unfortunately, I really don't have time to do alot of food preservation (I am the breadwinner). I have in times past been able to do it all. I look forward to the time I can do it all again.
This year has been a year of growth toward more sustainability. We have started an aquaponics venture. (Just about ready to plant--the water has finished cycling) We have aquired our chicks... ( should start laying in September) I am building a coop out of mostly recycled materials.
One of these days, we will venture on the right project that will give us the income to live more sustainably without me in the brick and mortar workplace. We would love to produce enough to sell at the local farmers market. I would love to run a camp to teach our youth about sustainability. We are working on the journey.... as more people join the journey, the world will become a cleaner, nicer place. Thank you to Rhonda Jean at Down to Earth for her inspiration that touches so many. and thank you to Lacy at Razor Familiy Farms for leading me to so many wonderful, like minded peoples....
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Monday, April 21, 2008
I was able to spend the weekend with my youngest son. It had been nearly four months....He completed Basic Training and his AIT and is glad to leave Fort Leonard Wood! He returned a little leaner, a little stronger, and a little more grown up. I am sooooo proud of him. His dad would be proud too. Kyle.... I love you to infinity and beyond!
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
This is a must see for everyone. You will be out raged by what one company has done to the world. How do we stop this? Our governments are allowing them to ruin our future food production. This video lasts almost 2 hours. It was televised in France in March 2008. Spread this around. Watch it. Vote out politicans that allow our freedom to be destroyed!
Monday, April 14, 2008
Garlic, planted in November, looking beautiful!
Onions, seed planted in January, finally looking like onions.
Grapes showing the first leaves.
Even turning red and juicy!
I can't wait.
Here, at the good ole homestead, we plant organically and use a no till method of gardening. We also raise worms and use the worm compost in gardening. This year we have also started an aquaponic venture. (or adventure) I think the kinks are almost worked out of the auto syphon. The water is cycling great. The fish are healthy. The water is getting close for planting! Stay tuned. I will keep you up to date with all going on at the homestead!
The New Hampshire Reds seem to be feathering up fastest. Their wings are totally feathered and the little tushes are fast feathering up. The Buff Orpingtons are next. The Barred Rocks are coming in last. But the feathers they do have are gorgeous! Still have no idea who is a boy and who is a girl. I am sure I will know soon enough! Happy Peeping!
Saturday, April 12, 2008
Here ... chick chick
Here... chick chick
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
I'll be good -- I promise!
Here I am!
She's gone--we can play now!
Shhhhhhhhh--I hear her comin'!