Friday, November 12, 2010

Life on the farm...

If you remember correctly, a couple posts back we promised to share with you our projects around the house and how they are coming along. I may or may not have mentioned that we are working towards turning our homestead into a farm. It's a very slow process considering that Tim works a day job in a cube farm Monday - Friday and Robin plays wife, mom, daughter, photog, etc. However, on the weekends that we aren't out exploring our world, we can usually be found working outside on the farm.

Some of the current projects we have completed or are in the middle of include building a woodshed out of wooden pallets, clearing some land to plant blueberries, and raising winter crops. So far our crops are doing well. We have only 2 small kitchen gardens and a garden box at this time. The kitchen gardens are roughly 4'x8' and contain spinach, lettuce, parsnips, and sugar snap peas. The garden box stands between the two kitchen gardens at about 3 foot tall with the dimensions roughly 3'x2'. In it we have some carrots growing wonderfully. Over the last couple of weeks we winterized our gardens complete with hoop houses and hay. It's a good thing too, as we've had some frosty mornings this week. If we hadn't got that done when we did, we wouldn't have peas ready for picking now.

As for the wood shed, we've cleared a spot and mostly leveled it to begin construction on it. We still have to level the ground a bit more and get the bolts, nuts, and washers before we can really start on that project. Hopefully we can do some of that over the next couple of weekends, if it isn't too cold.

We also have half of the little pasture cleared for blueberries. We still have to clear the rest of it and remove all the little tree stumps before we can even begin to think about planting.

So that's about it for the time being. There is plenty of work to be done before we can really call it a farm but, you have to start somewhere.

Happy Trails,
Tim and Robin