Okay...so what have we been up to? This has been taking up some time...
|Veggies from Seed (except for the zucchini)|
|This was probably was 2003 maybe '04|
So, here we are 7 years after getting those garden boxes built and I've got me a big ol' dream! Actually, I've been thinking up this dream for a while, but with all the frustration that I'm experiencing with my job and the idea of maybe retiring early, the dream is on a little bit of a fast track...or at least no longer just a thought.
Until I can officially retire from my job - basically going "early" with a reduced benefit...I am figuring out how to grow stuff! What works...what doesn't. How to grow things in succession and not all at once. More than just growing veggies and flowers I'm thinking of other ways to make our property work for us...like maybe raising chickens and tending bees. I have a little understanding of how chickens work...so that will be fun to really learn how to take care of our own brood of layers. The bee thing will take some research and some work, but I think it would be a fun project. We have also thought about maybe little cows or possible a pig or two. We'll see - the possibilities are fun to think about.
For now I'm concentrating on veggies and flowers and sharing what extra produce with some friends. Now that I have a loose timeline in mind, I'm really enjoying getting out and tending to my little plants and checking out my dahlia sprouts (which are going slow) and just enjoying the outdoors.