Saturday Smidgen Series, Part One: April 5, 2014

In the Saturday Smidgen Series, I hope to give you a couple of small smidgen glances into life around our homestead (mostly from this week)…
This week we pretty much spent trying to get some of our spring homestead work done.  I’ve been getting back into the swing of things after two of my children had hospital stays in the month of March.

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Wednesday night into Thursday we had snow. It was a decent amount. We need all the moisture we can get.

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This is someone’s pasture. By Thursday afternoon, the snow had mostly melted.

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Friday, one of our chickens decided to be queen of the haystack.

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She could not figure out how to climb down, so she flew down. Chickens don’t fly very often, so they are pretty funny when they do.

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I’ve spent the later half of this week trying to perfect my fodder techniques. Here you can see a Home Depot bucket full of soaking wheat berries on the back porch with a tumbleweed in the background.

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Apparently it is fun to hold tumbleweeds, stand by Mommy’s minivan and touch the side mirror.
Also notice how muddy my minivan is. I took it to town Thursday afternoon through the newly melted-snowy-turned-muddy roads.

These are bean seedlings on my kitchen counter next to the sink.  I have started them off in little egg cartons.  I am trying to have a kick butt garden this year, again.  I've never been successful before.  Maybe the seventh time's the charm.
These are bean seedlings on my kitchen counter next to the sink. I have started them off in little egg cartons. I am trying to have a kick butt garden this year, again. I’ve never been successful before. Maybe the seventh time’s the charm.

 


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