I blame it on the weather. Seriously, it was 34 degrees today and windy! It was actually snowing in the cities. My plants are doing great indoors, but they are really want to set permanent roots. Many plants have been transplanted 3 times. I have started planting MORE seeds. Gotta have some gratification of watching little plants grow. I have so many healthy plants that I have decided to sell some- I mean I can't really plant 40 pepper plants....or can I? NO, not this year. Come on weather, work with me or my entire house is going to be plants on shelves! On the plus side, we started the boring for our geothermal installation today! Super excited about that. It's been three years since I started researching and looking into all the 'numbers' for this. It will be nice to flip to another chapter. We are also in the process of building the Pallet Hen House. It will be built into the side of our hill for added protection. We only have the dirt work completed. Once again, I blame it on the weather. The only two things left to add to the homestead this year are honey bees and pigs. Also, meat birds but those don't come till the fall. I planned on picking up my pigs this weekend but we don't have the fencing completed. We have decided to do electrical fencing for them. It's removable, replaceable, and effective Oh- and cheap. We also dug literally, tons of rock our of this large garden area around the house. That all needs to be filled and ready for my perennials to be placed in. However, getting this all done around here with two Farmer's Markets is going to be quite the challenge. Plus, my husband and I do the P90X workout right now (awesome results) but it is quite the exhausting process when we only have time for it at 11pm. Yes, I may have bit off more than I can chew. My husband asked me today if I finally realized I was ONE person. Well, yes, yes I have. We just need a few days of 70+ to get some stuff done around here :) I am also learning not to over commit. In my adventures of healthy living and purposeful animal husbandry, LOTS of people have asked me to raise healthy meat for them as well. Not that I don't want to, I just need to figure it all out. The primary reason for my homestead is to provide for my family first and then possibly expand.
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