My well deserved hiatus

I haven’t made a post in almost a month and I apologize. Things have just been absolutely crazy. While a lot of the craziness is irrelevant,  our garden has been struggling which has fueled some of the craziness.

We ended up dumping manure on our garden and tilling it up. The beans weren’t growing in unison and what beans were coming up were being eaten by bugs. We didn’t have that issue last year. The only difference is that we ran our chicken tractor in between the garden rows with the chickens weed eating and performing full-time pest control duty.

So we started over.

We have also been lacking rainfall. Which doesn’t help matters.

Since we started over, we have nice bean plants coming up, along with corn and spaghetti squash.  We also planted in our potato patch: sweet potatoes, squash, watermelon, pumpkin, onions, and potatoes. We have been full swing!

My brother told me that he planted a few veggies in some old car tires he had. After hearing that and having a very nice neighbor give us some zucchini plants, I used one of Daniel’s old motorcycle tires along with four of his old tires off of his 67 Mustang to make raised beds. They are thriving!

Our chickens are getting big and in fact, I heard a rooster (try to) crow the other day! Poor fella will get the hang of it one day. We have four in our coop in run and 14 in an old dog lot that we move every other day to give them fresh grass.

While I’ve been on a hiatus from blogging we celebrated our 2 year anniversary and headed off to South Carolina and Georgia. We visited some of the coolest beaches I’ve ever seen! Take a looksee!







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  • Stay tuned, tomorrow I will share my recipe for a super easy non-toxic cleaner that I used on my hardwood floors today! So be on the lookout!

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