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~
Friday, May 13, 2016
Since then the new red raspberry bushes are taking flight (thankfully). The cherry tree looks great too.
I've purchased three new grape plants (for jams/jellies, juice and wine) and we are using Grit Magazine's "plan" to put them in (for a starter arbor).
Grit magazine has been having some very useful information lately, but this article was from 2013. I located it online, when I had lost our paperwork on how we were going to put in a few plants. It's always smart for us to see what grows well first, before we spend the money and put in several.
Anyway, we'll see if the $2/each red catawba grape plants will succeed here or not. They were on clearance, and the last three plants they had.
I also, in between downpours of yet more rain, planted a new rosemary plant, and a new red rose bush. It was a huge muddy mess, but the jobs are done. I really need to get my new herb seeds in, but the ground is so very, very wet.
The potatoes are all up, but the west side of the garden has standing water. The peas will most likely need replanted. I'm not sure if I have enough to re-plant and fall plant now. I guess we'll see when it dries up (or somewhat dries up today). I was sinking in the ground, just walking dogs. It's that saturated right now.
I still want to add two more trees, but that may happen next spring. If the root cellar is dug, we can use any leftover dirt to build up our back stop for target practice. Throwing that little tidbit out to Hubby kind of raised is eyebrows. We'll see. We have some plans for that project too. Mother Nature seems to be in charge. Once again.
The sun is shining, and rain is not in today's forecast (Thank you Rain Gods!). I am praying that by evening I can weed the herb garden easily and get some seeds dropped.
Happy Homesteading! I've got errands to run today (of course on a sunny day, hmpf). Public schools have required yet one more vaccine for 12th graders. I have one entering next year. I'm torn between having her get it or not. I do not like vaccines. Especially when they are new.
Thankfully, I have a dog babysitter today. Maybe she can do some more training with them for me. King still jumps up on us, and that's not conducive to having family or guests over.