Week Two Overview
Well, its been a very busy week on the farm, its spring.. is there any other kind 🙂 The weather has been outstanding in the sense of warm, sunny with a light breeze.. however we need rain! No rain this week and the land, pastures and gardens are drying out in this heat. By I mean july heat..
Things that we got done over the past week.
- Butchered out a grow out pen of six meat rabbits
- Worked in the main garden, planted three more beds in the main garden. Watered daily in the main garden to keep the soil moist enough for the seed starting.
- Put up two more gutters on the brown garden shed to do rain collection off its metal roof. Repaired for rain collection for our big Metal Croft roof. At the end of this, we have the ability to collect 550 gallons of water at one time.. This is done with 8 55 gallon rain barrels, plus one 100 gallon stock tank. We will continue to work on this, we want to get to the point of being able to collect and store for use a thousand gallons at a time.
- Added in a new type of plum tree and three Saskatoon bushes, to the food forest area this week. These were my mother’s day presents.
- Made Sour Dough Nettle Bread
- Continued to work on yard clean up (its a big job)
- Cooked up a turkey from the freezer and made a batch of Turkey soup to pressure can up for hubbies use to take to work
- Decluttered in the house, packed up and took five box’s worth of stuff to the second hand shop. Also picked up a new purse from the said second hand shop.
This weeks round up of some of my favorite posts from our fellow bloggers
I loved this post, it a great list of all the different things you can use to start seeds in.. its very creative and I have to admit over the years I have done so in many of these.. At the moment however I was able to gets hundreds and hundreds of seed starting packs due to a greenhouse friend of mine that closed down. I expect that I have enough for at least ten or more years storage at this point 🙂
This is an outstandingly detailed post on how to harvest, prep and make burdock root tincture and burdock vinegar. I loved her Ramp posts as well.. how to make Ramp Pesto, Pickled Ramps and such.. However I choose the Burdock post because there are hundreds of ramp posts all over the net right now as its that time of year. however I love my burdock! its one of my favorites in spring and I rarely see other bloggers posting about this amazing plant!
I enjoyed reading all the blogger post goals for the challenge and I look forward to sharing different bloggers posts that I liked reading over the coming weeks 🙂
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Please check out this outstanding bloggers that are joining in the challenge. More might join as we go along.
Lisa Lynn – The Self Sufficient HomeAcre
Maria – Maria Zannini
Frank – My Green Terra
Shawnalee – Homegrown Self Reliance
Ashley – Practical Self Reliance
Candy- Candy’s Farm House Party
Robin- A life in the wild
Kathi – Oak Hill Homestead
Nancy- Nancy on the Homefront
AnnMarie- 15 Acre Homestead
And myself.. Just another day on the farm 🙂
I will be writing new content for this challenge. However I am also going to bring out of off my most popular homesteading and related posts over the blogs seven plus years history. We are asked to do a one week round up and sharing of other blogs favorite posts, I am looking forward to getting to know these new bloggers. We never stop learning 🙂