Lots to share! (Yep, the picture post I talked about…) I’m so excited. Our garden is producing: Oh Summer, I love you!!!
We have Cornish chickens (meat chickens) … So, hear me out. I researched and grew into this phase, FOR A WHILE – on my OWN. One video I watched described them as a “Special Kind Of Stupid” … That sentiment warmed my heart – Just Enough … to buy all the dispatching supplies, feed, 10 chicks, and talk DH into expanding on the premise of growing our own food. They are cute, in a less-than-elegant sort of way. They do not have individual names, but are collectively called ‘My SKOS’ … or MaaSscowwzzZ – when I’m talking with them, uhm – daily …
I know it sounds bad, but listen (… LINDA!)… I’m taking steps to learn about being sustainable. NOT “End-of-the-World-as-we-Know-IT PREPPER-style” … but, Sustainable-ISH. Add the SKOS to my 10 books on learning/mastering/foraging herbal food/remedies; Along with my next endeavor (hydroponics) – supplies in transit; Smash it all up with my longer range plan (this April) of adding a few pigs (assuming DH and I survive THIS farming step) … And, next year’s garden is going to be EPIC!!! I’m focusing on SUSTAINABLE! WHILE transferring my inner farm-person from DH (who was reared in a farming family) to me …
And – I’ve acquired a new hobby. One that makes sense, really. CERAMICS … it uses many of the same materials I have/have acquired over the years. I’ve read books, watched videos, ordered supplies … Yep. I’m ready – watch out GHOST, I’m moving in!
I’m now enjoying vacation – with Swamp Juice … YUM! I’ve officially decided it will be served at my wake! And, other good food abounds (DH fell in love with tonight’s side of Hummus made with fresh parsley … and served with cucumbers from the garden)!
Our Garden – is doing great! We’re having repeat issues with vine borers and squash bugs this year (no pumpkins, limited zucchini/squash and the cucumbers are SUFFERING!) – which ticks me off immensely. But, I’m hoping to overcome that with my INDOOR GARDEN!!! [Uh yeah … HYDROPONICS!!!!]
And lastly – the Ladies … we cleaned out their yard, scraping up TOO many layers of – lets just call it COMPOST. So, now they’re enjoying their fresh multi-layered sand run. Daily snacks of tomatoes, corn, borage leaves, radish (leaves – they don’t like the ‘fruit’), melons, bok choi, the occasional earth worm, and scratch … well sure, along with their pellets and their egg shells. I’d say they are happy girls! And with 7-10 eggs per day, so am I.
Happy Anniversary/Happy Summer Ya’ll!!!! [HUGS & <3]