Family time working together to help with self-sustaining goals.
Still working on the coop and fencing for run area, and must say it was great having family helping us and all working together for a common goal!
I never felt so proud of them all stepping up to the plate helping their parents meet our goal with the gardens and chicken preparations plus we have fun teasing each other, and listening to them teach each other or give guidance and help, makes me smile thinking we did something right! Our Third son made a gate with all refurbished wood and his added little touches! He’s a true junkie red neck!
The inside coop is done all but a plug in and other son will finish that up this week plus he built the nesting boxes and walk ramp. Everyone had a hand in the projects from first son to last with garden boxes to fencing; A good day for us all and pizza for the hungry crew!
Mamas eggs are still in the incubator and will be hatching .
One hatched 2 Days ago now waiting for some more baby’s to keep my little one company! A few finishing touches and things to get ready!
update on chicks! My 2 little ones passed and now have 6 new ones waiting to get big enough to move outside and when weather cooperates!
Feed, bedding, water and food containers, light, to keep babies warm for they will be inside house till it warms up more here plus get a little bigger.
This is a new adventure a long time coming for me and I couldn’t be more excited having a little touch of farm life or another step towards more self-sustainment in our little urban homestead!
Back to the gardening; I have starts to transplant to larger containers now and within a few weeks can harden off and transfer to garden boxes! Thanks to Mary’s Heirloom Seeds! And I have starts coming up in the garden now from Marys seeds also!
I did plant some seeds this week such as lettuce, sugar snap peas, and one row of green beans.
My goal is to plant only what we can eat, can, dehydrate and freeze! Along with kitchen herbs and some medicinal herbs. It’s a great feeling when you can grow and produce your own food!
What are you all growing this year? Mine will be Tomatoes, Green Beans, Potatoes, Green Peppers, Garlic, Cucumbers, onions, and Herbs.
Having said all this leads me to where are all my supplies to get this all done?! Well I must admit mine are all over!! So it’s time to organized these tools for canning and more in one place and don’t forget the jars and supplies for dehydrating and freezing. It’s so much easier to have these similar supplies together for when they will be needed! Check, goal accomplished plus this way you will know what you need to purchase prior to harvesting your food.
Get Ready to Garden Tips
So planning and setting goals to accomplish makes life a little easier plus when the family comes together to help makes it all worth it and a little entertainment!
All electrical in coop is finished all left to do is paint out side, chicks to young and too cold yet to be out but maybe my 3 bigger ones in a week or two . So now more planting to do plus some of my first seeds planted are up such as sugar snap peas, lettuce, green beans and that’s it for now. yard decorations a few to do!
Happy Spring Planning🌱🐓