August 31, 2021
Well, we are on countdown to moving on September 2nd. Technically, we don’t own our home we have lived in for the last 26 plus years we are in right now. We have 3 days to move in, and boy we have a lot of stuff! Thankfully, we have hired movers to help us on September 3rd.
I am looking forward to having an acre of land to have a large garden, and some chickens too. Where we are moving has no home owners association, and is not in the city limits, so we can have freedom from HOA rules, and have our homestead!
The previous owners of our new home told us of the elk that come to visit on our property, so we will have to take great measures to protect our garden from predation. My son Mark suggested starting out with a greenhouse, I like his way of thinking! I will probably start out with a polytunnel from Boot Strap Farmer, and screen in the ends.
My granddaughter will be able to be in 4H, and have the chickens as her project. She is thinking of having blue or black chickens, perhaps Blue Austrolorps. She can sell the eggs, and will learn about many things involved in having a business with them, as well as show them at fairs.
We are leaving our garden, and new owners will have some food to harvest left in it, but we have had some good harvest from it ourselves up till now. It started with lettuce, peas, then artichoke, 22 pints of beets, three grocery bags of carrots, a surprise potato harvest, a towering giant of a sunflower, tomatos, and lastly we have been harvesting from our bush beans.
We are leaving behind more bush beans to pick, a teepee of lima beans, more carrots, nasturstiums galore, tomatos, and for a house warming gift, a new hummingbird feeder with nectar in the refrigerator, and instructions for making more nectar.
Next time I write will be from our new home! We will miss our old home, but enjoy the extra bathroom, more storage, and being able to have our adult children, daughter-in-law, and grandchild all together.
Blessings to All,