The times are getting good over here! Baby Barr made his entrance into the world last night and we couldn’t be more tickled for two (now three) of our favorite people. Oh the sweet newborn days they have just embarked upon!! Embrace the moment, for however long it may seem it passes with the blink of an eye! Congratulations Erin and Andy! Much Love!
While they were working on laboring the child yesterday we three here were busy bees with fun projects. (Look for tomorrows post on specific project details) As for the herb garden, it is a no go. We’ve had some amazing, torrential downpours this spring. Each rain the plot gets flooded. While trying to find solutions that, to no avail, do not work we agree this is not the spot. As beautiful as it could be it simply would not survive. So, we will put the herb garden on the middle burner with the chicken coop to re-evaluate this fall. No worries, with our pending travel it is probably wise to wait till fall when we have to grow up and become real adults. Our daughter is starting Kindergarten. We will be forced to the school schedule, leaving us to find things to busy our outside of work time with other things besides traveling!
Plans for fall:
Put in raised beds (start with 2)
Plant two Apple Trees
Plant two Cherry Trees
Plant two Blueberry Bushes
Pick a Chicken Coop and actually purchase it for spring chickens
We work best if we plan far in advance. Gather materials for the next few months. Then set a specific date to install. Fall is a start. A date will be set in August.
What is up your sleeve? Do you choose a project and get to it right away? Or do you take is slow, like us, as to not get discouraged?
We are getting canning under our belts pretty good this summer. Really finding and following the local produce schedule. We are starting to depend on our CSA and the Farmer’s Market more and more. This was one of the choices we made in order to begin our transition into becoming more sustainable as a family. Baby steps are good. Choose something, step slowly and eventually it will become second nature. Part of what you do. Once a month we buy whole chickens and make chicken broth. Every other week we make sourdough bread to service our sandwich and toast needs. We started a compost last summer and are amazed with the results. Canning is our current task to master. This fall, prepping gardens and orchards and chickens.
Sometimes it feels like we are not getting anything accomplished. Yes, that is life. Things do get in the way. But looking back and telling you about it, it is happening just like it needs to, for me any way. I am really learning. Doing. Not getting discouraged!
Have a great hump day!