Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Lots of waiting

Buying a house is full of waiting. Wait for seller, wait for inspection, wait for seller again, wait for bank, wait for appraisal, and more paperwork. That's all I know folks. We are waiting. Hope to be moved in before Christmas.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Aquarium Garden

Living in the north I find I need light and greenery all winter. House plants never seem to do well - cat locks them down or they just die. So I've discovered a love for aquarium plants. Even in this time of housing upheaval- my brother let me set up my small aquarium at his house. 
Specs: 16 gallon, quartzite gravel, 20 inch LED blue and white lightning. Wood and lots of plants four or five varieties. Three fish and two red shrimp

Life is funny

Haha life says nope you can't have a big farmstead yet. Bank said nope the farmstead needs way too much work we won't give you the loan. So we have started over in a house search. Deciding to wait on finding a farm and knock out student loan debt by getting a small (tiny) house in town.
Work is in progress on purchasing a tiny house if 700 square feet on a double lots aprox 100x150 feet lot size in a small town in Minnesota. Stay tuned for more details.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Back soon!!

Moving back to the country.
We are in the process of buying 14 acres an old farmstead. Super excited. Hope to move mid Sept. More details to follow.

Thursday, November 7, 2013


Having sold all the fluffy Silkies makes chores much simpler. Everyone has a communal heated water bucket and one building. We rearranged the potable corral panels so the pony and goats can get into the barn yard with the chickens.
Feeding hay also got easier as we baled small square bales. About a third are stacked in the barn where we kept rabbits last winter. The chickens certainly think we put them inside for their enjoyment. I am looking forward to feeding hay inside during the blizzards this year.

Muffin and her daughter Socks sharing the milk station.

Currently working on finding a buck to get the goat girls bred. We'll be milking later next spring but life with a baby makes farm tasks lower on the priority list

Barn yard occupants:

16-20 laying hens

2 goats

one pony

And one cat Louis

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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Smartphone test

Hopefully if this test works there will be many more posts here.

Cute Silkie Chickens

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Friday, October 4, 2013


Final garden update. All was not lost in the garden as I had once thought. We have potatoes! Lots and lots of potatoes, big ones and small ones. Purple and Yukon gold. Approximately 6 five gallon buckets full. Storage could be an issue as we live in a trailer house that is notorious for spoiling potatoes. I'll have to stash them in a few different places and hope for the best.  Oh and a ice cream pail of carrots, my favorite. 

All else in the garden was considered a loss - produce wise. We learned that weeds will take over an unattended garden, springs can be too cool and wet for good green beans and finally giant sunflowers will shade out squashes. speaking of sunflowers they were also a success, all grew well over 7 feet and eventually flowered. 

We just finished 'Operation fewer winter chores' by selling 5 goats and 10 chickens. The barn is half filled with small square hay bales and the other half is for the few critters we will care for this winter. That would include 2 goats, 1 pony and about 12 chickens. Hopefully the smaller space will be easier to keep everyone warm and my goats should be much easier to catch.

On a personal note: Kidlet was born July 25th healthy baby boy. Now at just over 2 months he is growing like a weed and we are getting to see his first smiles.