Friday, March 26, 2010


It's funny when there is a lot and not a lot going on at the same time. The Alabama weather has confounded me again about when to plant, etc (70 one day and 35 the next). Not to mention the rain and sleet here and there.

I swear that in the past two years it has rained and snowed more than I can ever remember it precipitating here. It cracks me up when I hear ignorant people say stuff like, "Global warming my ass! Look at all the snow we've been having!" People just don't get it most of the time.

I have some drainage issues right around the animal pens which make tending them very interesting after the rain. The guineas have outgrown their pen and need to be culled down some before I let them out to free range permanently. I am thinking about putting about half of them in the freezer and letting the other half patrol the farm. On the subject of poultry, does anyone have much experience with geese? I read how they are great garden weeders and can live off grass and weeds alone pretty much. Was thinking about getting some.

Puppies are growing fast. One has went to a new home with our neighbors that we just met the other day through my free puppies ad on craigslist. When I say neighbor, I mean "almost in our backyard" neighbor. They live a block away and have a little boy just a little younger than Finn. Not only that, but they are into the farming and homesteading lifestyle as well. Turns out they were both home-schooled is apparently the reason I don't know them. It is nice to find neighbors with similar ideas about raising their own food and animals. He actually is going to give me some chickens when he hatches a batch out (has an incubator too).

We got another billy goat that was free that we planned on eating before we picked him up. He is pretty scrawny so we have been feeding him pretty good but are still debating which of the two possible freezer boys (HE or Tolstoy) to butcher. He is a Saanen, but undersized.

1 comment:

  1. We have had the same weather problems here.It makes getting the garden started very difficult.We are on a tight schedule here in South Texas to beat the heat!


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