Friday, April 3, 2009

An update...Finally !!!!

Sorry to all my very faithful readers for my sparse posting. Life happened. With taking care of this little farm and my girls very little time is left for anything else it seems. Busy time for anyone that has a garden to tend too, most of you do I know.

So here is a little of what's going on in my neck of the woods. Plowed the garden a few weeks ago I think.....planted some taters, onions, broccoli and lettuce. I have some mater seeds started and peppers and cuke's too. The cuke's are already up too, in only 4 days they sprouted. Planting all heirloom seeds this year, nothing else. I ordered the Survival Seed Vault on the banner on the sidebar and I am VERY PLEASED !!! I should never have to buy seed again, not too bad for a hundred bucks either. Click on the banner and look at all you get. A big thanks to Bullseye for letting me know about the seeds and for showing me how to get the banner for my blog too. If you want to have this banner on your blog just click the link below the banner and sign up, it's that easy. I think you get a few bucks too if someone buys the seeds from your banner. Hey, you offer a great product at a great price and everybody wins, I like the sound of that. Anyway, order you some heirloom seeds and get signed up to have the banner too, maybe will can all make a buck in the end. LOL

My pygmy goat, Emily never did have her kids, I think she must have lost them somewhere along the way. I was really looking forward to see those little babies too. I'm going to breed her again real soon and try again. Liv is out of town this week with the girls and the camera or I would post on recent pics of the kids, they are growing like crazy.

Chickens are really starting to get in the groove too. Been getting 4 or 5 eggs a day from my 7 layers. Ducks are laying like crazy too. One of the hens is setting on 15 eggs and I think they should hatch in a week or so. It takes the Muscovy's 33 days to hatch I think. I know it's longer than any chicken or any other duck. Guess that's why they're so pretty, they get to take their time. hehe!!

Got a few apple trees planted too. I hope to get a few more next week. Lowes has them for $19.95, well, 20 bucks. lol Planted a Granny Smith and a Red Delicious so far. I would love to have 10 or 12 trees, that would be great. But like everything else, not enough time or money to go around. Maybe later.

Well, I better get back to work. Talk to you soon, I promise.



jne0493 said...

Hey Cuz,
Glad to see you're back on here... I've been updating my Blog as well, and happened to see that your "Your Right to Garden" post had finally changed. I posted a video on my blog that we took of our first lambs at the old farm... and updated pictures of the garden... Growing, growing, growing... Take Care,
Your Cuz

Christy said...

Good to hear an update. It sounds like you've been busy. I feel so far behind in my garden! It keeps raining here and I can't get out to do any planting. I do have peas, brocolli, cauliflower and garlic in. And lots of seeds sprouting in the house. I need to do a garden post soon I guess.

Kymber said...

YAY! so nice to have you back buddy!
and glad to hear that the garden is going well - woohoo!

HermitJim said...

Hey man...good to see you back on with an update! I always enjoy hearing how the country folks are making out with this crazy weather.

Got plenty of chores, it sounds like. Welcome back...!

The Scavenger said...

jne0493, it's good to be back man, just been busy I guess. I checked your blog, garden looks GREAT and I love the video. Good job buddy, thanks for coming by Cuz, miss ya bad man.

Christy, thank you for coming over to see me, I know it's been awhile. We have had a ton of rain and I am only to do a little during the dry patches. Looking forward to your garden post. Please come back.

Kymber, my girl from north of the border with the dumpster diving hubby, good to hear from you as well my friend. How does your garden grow??? I know, I know, in tires. lol Thanks for the visit, please come back.

Jim, my friend with the coffee pot that is always ready for company, good to see you too. I got more chores than 10 people can do and that's the way I like it. lol Thanks for the visit.

Jason Crowson said...

you should check out your local Co-Op for trees. I got some pear trees at mine for about $11 each. Also found a roadside stand with apple trees for $5 each. The pear trees are doing good, not sure about the apples yet... good luck!

Amy ~ 12 Acres said...

Hey Chris, no need to apologize. I completely understand. I am now looking after 16 baby chicks that arrived a week early! But their cuteness makes up for the unexpected troubles. I may have a source for some free, used rabbit hutches so I can start getting ready to raise meat rabbits. Wish me luck! Then after that, we might get a goat too. One thing at a time!

Gen-IL Homesteader said...

Hey Chris! Thanks for the update! Glad everything in life is going well. Hurray for the garden! That's great! I'm waiting for hubby to put the grow light up so I can start some seeds. Waiting for spring to come FOR REAL! lol Take care,

The Scavenger said...

Jason Crowson, man I never even thought about that. I will for sure check with them now. Thanks.

Amy, I just got over to watch your video of the chicks when company showed up and I had to got off line. They look real healthy and cute as can be. Good luck on the free cages, and the rabbits too.

Hey Gen, I don't use a grow light, I jsut set them on the tabel where they can get some sun and they do great. Cukes are about 4 inches tall now and still growing. The maters are up too but still no peppers yet. When I can get the camera back I will post some pics. Thanks for you comments.

warren said...

Thanks for the update! Sounds like you have got a lot going. Spring is always such a wild time and you are up to your ears in critters! Anyhow, keep up the good work!

DayPhoto said...

Isn't spring wonderful? I just love this time of year. It is esp. nice to be so busy after long winter months of longing for the green outdoors!


The Scavenger said...

Warren, thanks buddy and I know you have always got something going on to keep you buys too. You seem to always have a project going on and I love to read about them. Thanks again man.

Linda, I love this time of year, even with all the work that goes along with it. It's starting to green up here in spots. Thanks for the visit.