As we puttered about this weekend (still feeling the effects of last weeks flu bug) we were greeted with the reality that spring has sprung.
We put a few things in the garden, but did not have the energy needed to do much there, but carrots, salsify, sunchokes, onions, asparagus, rhubarb, lettuces and spinach are in – so far. Of course I have my 200+ starts inside… but these things are ensconced in dirt outdoors. 🙂 The picture is step one of the garden plan – this is for a 24 x 32 foot area. Directly below it will be another area for corn/beans/squash. There are 5 other areas we are planting as well – on a smaller scale. Next year we will hopefully have raised hugelkulture (sp?) beds in place.
Kem added an outdoor run to the small bird area in the barn yesterday – the property used to house 10 horses… now the stalls are being converted to meet our needs and so far 2 have been made chicken sanctuaries. Throughout the week he is going to be working on the duck area, followed by the turkey area and a place for the rabbits to be closer to the barn – at least some of them.
Speaking of rabbits – we have a plethora of fur balls. 5 that are perhaps 6-8 weeks old, 2 that are 3ish weeks old and 8 pinkies… We pulled the 5 younglings and BB (my snuggle bunny that shall never live ‘in the barn’) into a wire surrounded tote cage because the hutch was becoming a circus.
OH NEWS! Pavlov goes to his honest to goodness – this time it is for REAL – forever family today! I am so excited for them, and more so for him. I watched him eat his kibble today and thought, “I am so happy they saw through your special needs and want to bring you into their lives.” And Amy is probably going to TN this week. A family is coming to meet her later in the week. They have preteen boys, so it seems like a perfect match. Crossing fingers!
Here are some pictures to entertain…