Sunday, August 4, 2013

How long has it been?

I will readily admit to being a horrible blogger.  I never seem to be able to keep up with it.  I have two blogs, this one and her sister, The Good Little Housewife, and I can't keep up with either.  It's not for lack of material, but more because I simply forget to update.  Then one day, out of the blue, someone messages you asking about your rabbit hutch and you remember that you have a blog to update.  lol

Since I last updated, we have tried our hand at rabbit breeding.  Most of them did not make it, so we gave our does away until we could figure out a better breeding cage set up.  It was really a blow to us since we had planned on doing this for meat.  We ended up keeping the two males for manure and the fact that one is the offspring of our first rabbit who passed away a couple of years ago.  Either way, maybe in the future we can try again.

We still have our chickens and they are wonderful.  I would recommend chickens to anyone.  The eggs are great and the birds are entertaining.  When we finally get a little land of our own, we want to raise more chickens, even some of the fancier breeds.  The eggs sell well at farmers markets, plus, it will keep us in a better supply of chicken meat.  It seems that store bought meat has no flavor, anymore.  

Our gardening is not going so well.  We are not sure what is going on, but nothing really grows.  Last year, during the drought that dried out the midwest, we were trying to water with the hose.  Our city municipalities put so much chlorine in our drinking water, that it was killing the plants.  So we lost all of it.

This year, we didn't get anything done in time for spring planting.  My husband was busy with finals and graduating and I was busy trying to get my soaping business off of the ground and homeschooling the kids. On top of all of that, we have been working on remodeling our home.   I also got started on a course study in herbalism so that I can make medicines and such for my family.

We do have some pumpkin plants in the ground and are preparing for a fall planting.  In the meanwhile, I have canned up a bushel of green beans, put some corn and berries in the freezer, and will be canning some jelly very soon.  Every little bit helps.

I seem to be full of empty promises when it comes to my blogging, but I will try to keep updated a little more.  Thanks for reading!