Still Here…

Still plugging away.
Working on getting the garden All In.
Ain’t there yet.

It’s been a spring of ridiculous winds.
Like way worse than normal.
So we tried a thing…

With no money to build the green/hoop house we wanted to do, we’re attempting to wrap the entire garden to create a micro climate that, hopefully, will help give our tomatoes and peppers a chance.

So far it has not quite worked out to plan…the very next day we had wind gusts in the 70km range.
*sigh*
We have an idea to use strips of wood to anchor the plastic better to the fencing.
We’ll try that this weekend.
Fingers crossed.

I have gotten some seeds planted though, and with much better rainfall so far this year, there is hope for growth.
I’m pretty meh about it all right now.
It will or it won’t.
Every year I get to the point of que cera cera and let it go, but this year feels different.
I’m tired and pretty over it.
But I’m trying to keep plugging along because I know I’ll regret it if I don’t. :/

Poultry seems to be doing well.
This coming weekend we’ll have the eggs in the big incubator start to hatch.
The duck eggs that were in the small one were fertile, but didn’t hatch.
By day 40 there was nothing going on so I opened them up.
1 had expired without much development.
The other 2 had beaks, feet and fluff.
If you want to see the pictures of the wee ones, go here:
https://www.instagram.com/p/CBOTdH0ACFU/

At least we know our drake is fertile. lol
Not so sure our last one was.
But we have 2 hens sitting on nests and a 3rd nest being built.
Hopefully this bodes well for ducklings.

Then, after this round hatches, I’ll fire up both incubators for one more time before calling our hatching season done.
That way the last round of chicks will have a chance to grow big enough for us to tell who’s a rooster and who’s a pullet, and the roos will grow big enough to go to freezer camp.
From there we can clean out the brooder for the year and prep it for next year, when I hope to be able to start hatching a wee bit earlier.
We had very good luck with 2 heat lights and some crazy cold weather this year, so I think we could get away with running a few hatches even earlier next spring.
The more food I can grow, the less we have to buy.
🙂

And here’s a sunrise picture of Astrid…to tide y’all over ’til the next post.
This is all I got for today…

5 thoughts on “Still Here…

  1. Sandee says:

    I figured you were busy with the planting. The winds have been horrible here too. Your blog brings back my childhood. We raised our own food and meat too. I so remember the more we did ourselves the less we had to buy.

    Have a fabulous day, my friend. ♥

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    • WolfSong says:

      The weather this year has been strange…so windy, so much cooler, but we’ve gotten really good rain, so I am hopeful for a good year for hay.
      My first cut start Monday, so we’ll see. 🙂

      Have a wonderful weekend! ❤

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  2. Sandee says:

    I bought you a few coffees. Scritches to beautiful Astrid. ♥

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  3. Toosh says:

    Love that sunrise shot, beauty!!
    And yeah what is with the wind!!! Good luck with the garden, it will get going, slow at first, and then bam! you’ll have a vegetable jungle in there!

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