I'm enjoying this new balance between dreaming BIG and real life, it's so much more than I dream't it would be... I've learned so much and am excited, really excited and incredibly thankful for the opportunities and the time to improve my skills.
On the home front, we are actively looking for more land. 10 to 20 acres, room for vines of course but much more room for the animals here now and one's we hope to get as we continue to move towards our goal of a self sustaining lifestyle.
It's been a couple weeks since the teens checked in and barred rocks are much bigger and are now doing well with the big girls. Well, good with them when out free ranging. I think we're close and the Music Man will need to expand the roost area in the coop soon. I'm very relieved that everyone is playing nicely now, phew.
The squirrels have all but destroyed my root veggies and I haven't planted anymore greens. The Garlic and onion harvest was a good one and we are covered there for a while. The tomatoes are booming and I finally have a... just one but it's a start I hope... watermelon growing. The cabbage and brussel sprouts while being nibbled on are thus far surviving as well.
For my birthday a few weeks ago my parents bought me a green house. I know it is SO cool! It's large and I am waiting to put it up but am hoping we can soon. I think it may help with the squirrels too?
I mention in my last post that we are ready to rescue another dog, we haven't yet but I have put out some feelers. I'm looking for a dog that can go on trail with me, great with people and of course not go after the chickens. I'm thinking a heeler but not sure? What breed would you recommend for a small ranch/farm?
I hope your weekend was great, here are some pics from ours.
Wanted performed on the main stage. What a show, so so good! If you like Bonjovi check them out when they come to your town if you can. I know you'll love their high energy show.