Pioneer Woman at Heart
One Flourishing, Frugal and Fun Family!
One family learning to live off the land, cut back on expenses, and to live a simpler and a more self-sufficient lifestyle.
"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~
Monday, April 25, 2016
Boy it felt good to get a start on it early spring this year. I've been pushing for that for several years now. I think even Hubby was happy to get an early start.
Once that was done, we cleaned up the last mess of barn wood we had, but we still need to roll it with a magnet for nails before we can mow it. I'm not sure what the plan is for the big barn yet.
We uncovered a "barn" treasure while doing that job.
We did not get all of our onions planted yet, but we managed to get 162 planted before the rain arrives again (later today). Looks like we may get two to three days of rain, so I'll get outside to get the last of those onions in when I can.
We even managed to return our dead trees. We purchased 6 evergreens for privacy and wind block last May. They were on clearance, and we took a chance. We returned them, since they did not live. We may wait and replant next spring, as they are $45/each at regular price. We need about 21 to cover that property line, so it will cost just short of $1000.00 to do it all in one spring. I'd be happy if we planted 4 to 6 of them each year.
Hubby and I also planted one cherry tree, and three Latham red raspberry bushes. I wanted 4, but Hubby said let's start with 3. I can use the leaves to make tea with too. We plan to head back and pick up a new Eastern redbud (for color on the homestead), and another fruit tree if we can locate what we want.
Hubby and I even squeezed in a nice Sunday afternoon motorcycle ride too. Although I was bone tired, I am still glad I went with him.