So before I get into regular posting again on various subjects, some of my regular readers have requested a life and acreage update. So here is a little update with pics from my camera roll......
We have lived in our little white farm house for 4 years and even though it is a rented home, we have made it our own over the years. I have landscaped around two sides of the house, we have torn out old bushes and trees, put in a clothesline, and painted many of the interior rooms. The little house has it's quirks, but we we love it.
This year I painted the small little guest room between Remington's and our room.
Sorry for the grainy, dark photo, the lighting isn't the greatest up there!
We got six chickens in April and this is my first experience with chickens since I was a child. Both Remington and I take care of them and in turn they give us 5-6 eggs per day. Until a few weeks ago, they lived in a coop with attached run, but now they have free rein of the yard and garden. My garden is such a beast now I figured I could share with the chickens! At the beginning of the season they got into my garden and ate all the kale so they had to be confined for the summer.
The coop and run
Speaking of my garden, it has been my best year for tomatoes yet. I planted four plants this year and they have been producing up a storm. I have already frozen 30 pounds and made many jars or salsa and marinara sauce as well as given quarts away to friends. I also have lettuce, peppers and herbs. All other produce is purchased at our local Farmers Market which we frequent every Saturday.
Herbs and cedar for smudge sticks
Phoebe next to my tomato plants
This happened about twice a week through July and August!
My weekly haul from the Farmer's Market
I hope to get back to regular posting next week. I want to post an update on my continuing quest to live as a more conscience consumer. When jotting down some ideas for the blog I thought I would do some post focused on ethical companies I have found and loved, books I have read that speak to my lifestyle, recipes made with local produce and the occasional family post. Anything else you would like to hear about?
Have a great week, friends!