|One of my berry picking partners. :)|
|De-stemmed mulberries ready to made into jam.|
|First time canning in my new kitchen|
|The finished product|
Getting the seed to our farm proved to be an interesting experience. Kevin took the day off from his day job to go up to Carson City to pick up the seed. He got there around 8 a.m., thinking he would get an early start to the day. At 8:40 I get a phone call. "well, I'm all loaded up, but the truck won't start. You're going to have to come get me." Ummm..... okay. We finally decided that I would drive our truck up and bring some tow straps. I was unwilling to attempt hooking up the trailer... I believe my quote was "isn't there a guy that could come do that?" Since time was of the essence (isn't it always?) plan B was put into action. I loaded up the kids, and off we went to Carson City. We got the truck hooked up (Kevin had used his Dad's truck to go get the seed), and Kevin said, "which one do you want to drive?" Now, I wasn't even thinking about THAT part of this adventure. Since driving the running truck seemed like the easier job, I took that. I freaked out momentarily when Kevin said he would be the brakes, and that we would take the highway and go 50-55 mph home. It all ended up working out, and we made a smooth trip home.
A few days later, a friend of ours brought over a load of sand for our chicken coop. While he and Kevin were talking, Kevin realized he didn't put the transfer case in neutral on the truck we were towing. Whoops. Thankfully, the mechanic who fixed the fuel pump on the truck said that the transmission seemed to be fine. Whew.
|Wyatt at his table|
|Norah at her table|
|John at his table - photo bombed by his sister. :)|
The garden is in, but it too is weedy. I have resolved myself to be okay with the fact that the garden may not look pretty this year, and that is okay. With as much as we have had going on, that is the way it probably will be this year. And, having to start a new garden spot means we had more weeds to start with too.
Popcorn starting to grow
The garden a week post-planting
|Rhubarb transplants - they are thriving!|
The piglets are growing and thriving. We are THRILLED with how well Penny, our mama has done. She has been fantastic, and so we decided to save one of her litter back for a future breeder. Here they are:
|Don't these two make a cute couple? :)|
We do have some new babies at the farm though - kitties!!! Norah was given two kittens for her birthday. They are named Kitty and Cutie
|Hay in the barn|
|View from the big barn looking to the back of the farm.|
|The Bear Cat.|
|corn getting dumped into the chute to be ground into feed|