Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Lesson #2,345

Never (never!) never never attempt to dust a chicken around the 15 pound rooster.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Update before worky!

This weekend was incredibly nice out (finally) but I am not sure if the warm was enough to melt away all of that snow that was at Swood just a few weeks ago. We are ready for it when it does though and eager to get up there and spend some great time getting back into the swing of things. In the mean time, down here at Swood south, we have gotten the ball rolling on a few projects.

One was as you remember a few weeks ago, we cut down on the number of chickens that we have. We went from 13 to 7 and that means that there are 6 in the freezer. We actually have NOT eaten any of them yet but it has been out of pure unadulterated lack of time and not that we are afraid to eat our own chickens. It is actually the opposite.

Another project we have going is our seed starting. Right now we have about 20 tomato plants (heirloom and hybrid), Cukes (white and regular), Green Peppers, broccoli and cauliflower all going under the lamp. The Broc and Cauli are due to go out into the garden somewhere around may 1st, and the rest will go out June 1st. Some of the other seeds we have ready to go are corn, squash and potato. I am looking forward to a fruitful summer and possibly we will grow enough to can this year!

The family is good, one of the kids will be 18 next weekend! Other than that life is the same.
I hope you are all well and I look forward to hearing about all of your early spring projects!