Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Photo Dump & Quick Life Update

We have been running in high gear all month, between chores and projects we seem to be busy from sun up to sun down.

Everyone and  everything is growing like crazy. The kids, the puppy the chicks...the plants the trees...the to do list... All of it.

But we are feeling so accomplished, and I know come rainy Fall we will have had a great sunny Summer.

We are scheduled to harvest our first round of meat chickens mid August, I'm thinking we should try to get another batch before Summer is over. The laying hens wont start laying eggs until early next Spring maybe late Winter if we're lucky. And the six guineas are growing like crazy and will probably be free ranging by late Fall.

The fruit trees are in full...fruit... So far we've had cherry harvest, made 7qts of pie filling. And nectarine harvest, made a super yummy crisp and two batches of freezer jam. Still to come is peaches, plums and pears, also a BOAT load of apples and walnuts. We have four apple trees that are absolutely loaded, I plan on putting a sign out at the road to see of we can unload some apples on others so they don't just go to waste. I can totally picture the girls maning a little fruit stand in the driveway. 

We've been busy cleaning the property up, burning lots of debris, pulling weeds, painting fences, restoring the chicken coop, building a chicken tractor....

We are scheduled to get our new kitchen cabinets next week, so our focus will shift to inside stuff as we get the kitchen ready for them and then installing our countertops and getting everything unpacked (finally). Can't wait! 

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