I used to think that winters on the farm meant sitting by a fire knitting scarves and drinking hot tea. Little did I realize that winter is really when all the hard work begins. It's in those long winter nights that farmers start dreaming of seed sprouts and crops. They begin preparing emergency kits for kidding seasons. They are organizing their seeds from last year.
This planning leads to ordering. Trees, seeds, and chicks were all on our things-to-do list. Once the orders are placed, we go into full action mode. Holes have to be dug, raised beds have to be readied, and brood boxes have to be prepped. January brought us eight new fruit trees, six strawberry beds, and fifty baby chicks. Holy moly, was January a busy month!
We have no plans to slow down. We have to continue building raised beds in the hoop house. We are putting up a pole barn for additional storage and an outhouse for obvious use. We are working on watering solutions for the property. And we are preparing for baby rabbits and goats.
I love the planning part of homesteading. I think it's my optimistic nature and love of design. I want our farm to be welcoming and fruitful. I want people to come for a visit and want to take a part of our vision home with them. We have some upcoming events that will allow you to experience our homestead for yourself. Be on the lookout for more information coming soon!
Vasek and Brooke
We are thrilled to share our homesteading successes and struggles with you. There's a steep learning curve here and we are ready for the challenges.