Well you can tell spring is here and life is busy. Because my posting has been horrible again! Sorry about that. Moving animals, getting new chicks to add to the flock, and raising more meat chickens, plus the garden, getting canning things ready, starting a new job and having the boys home for the summer now. Yeah life definitely hasn't slowed down! HAHA
I love it though, just need to remember to take time to sit and enjoy all of it! And not just rush through life, missing the beauty of it all.
I am sitting enjoying the cool breeze coming in the house window. Relaxing after helping our barn cat deliver 5 beautiful kittens! Sadly I am relaxing with a box of tissues and a horrible cold. But God knows how to make you sit down and relax when He wants you to huh?!
So while I am here I thought I would update on things going on around our homestead:
We are on the look out for a buck , for our does in the goat herd. We are also looking for another doe to add to it as well. We are hoping to get them all bred so we have babies in time to sell at auction during holidays. ( Higher price for them at that time)
We added 5 more layer chicks to the flock to get us up to total of 12. Which we will be selling the excess eggs to put back into our farm and to put toward paying our house off.
We made hay on one of the fields we are allowed to graze the goats on. Stored that in the barn so we have it for winter. Will help save money on buying so much during winter.
A lady at our church Darlene Hoffman, gave us some raspberry plants! So I planted those the other day so excited to finally have those back on the homestead! Can't wait to make jam with the berries next year and many years to come!
We are sad that this second batch of chickens didn't do so well. We lost a lot because something broke the fencing we had around the chicken tractor. So 2 separate times we lost a bunch and are now only left with 3! We are grateful for these 3 though! We will be ordering another batch here shortly , before those come we will revamping the chicken tractor for reinforcement, so we don't loose anymore!
I think that is all so far, but since my brain is a little stuffed up from my cold, I may have missed something but will put that in another post.
Hope you are all having a wonderful time on your Homesteads! Don't forget to stop and take it all in! :)