If you have been following along on our journey to self-sufficiency you may have noticed a decrease in the amount of posts recently. I can assure you that we are all well and good, but we are entering into our ‘busy season’ and it is getting harder and harder for me to find the time to write. We have a lot of projects on the go, and I’m getting ready to go back to work in a week, after being off for a year on maternity leave. Our days are full of harvesting and food prep, caring for our growing list of animals, craft projects, having fun with the boys and preparing for work.
I have gone through my camera and have included some pictures that I have taken over the last few weeks. A good insight of what we have been up to around here.
We have rabbits! They aren’t actually our rabbits, they are my sister Lori’s, but they are here on an extended visit to eat the clover in our field. R has taken them over and is caring for them, doing an excellent job. There are four little ones and their Mother.
The meat chickens have arrived, this is definitely a learning curve for us, they are nothing like the chicks that we have hatched. I am very thankful that my sister and brother-in-law are close to give advise and answer questions. Thy are doing well, and are in our chicken tractor.
The garden is continuing to produce well, although I’ve given up on trying to stay ahead of the weeds and it resembles a jungle, but the vegetables are still good 🙂 .
Thinking ahead to Christmas we are trying to reduce the amount of money we spend on gifts, so we are making a few with things we have around the house. This means we have quite a few craft projects on the go, I will be doing a post on homemade gifts closer to Christmas, so stay tuned 🙂 .
The ducklings are growing like bad weeds. Since the Rouen’s have hatched we have also hatched another batch of Pekin’s in the incubator, we have sold all of the Pekin ducklings and are keeping four Rouen ducklings.
Mya loves all the ducklings and chicks (she is a bird dog after all).
What have you been doing on your homestead recently?