Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Lately At The Homestead We've Been...

Blueberry Picking

Recently we've become friends with our neighbor who invited us to pick blueberries. He has a wealth of knowledge about beekeeping, gardening and holistic medicine, and currently he is helping Joel learn to grow herbs using aquaponics.

Making blueberry jam

Visiting Buttercup

We're having to buy a roll of hay for the horses every 8 days, so we stop and say hi to Buttercup while we're there. Still no definitive on whether or not she's bred.

Finishing the Gardenhouse

There are 8 square foot boxes inside as well as potted tomatoes. I'll use this gardenhouse primarily for taller, climbing plants; pole beans, cucumbers, snow peas, tomatoes, spaghetti squash... the shorter gardenhouse will be for lettuces, cabbages, onions, garlic, spinach, peppers, squash, bush beans, radishes... and I think I'll use large pots for carrots and potatoes.  We've been saving coffee grounds for a worm bed too.

Soaking Feet

Dixie's abscess has flared up again despite having her hooves trimmed every 5 weeks.  We've started soaking in epsom salts twice a day for 30 minutes and right now I'm waiting on a call back from the vet to see about antibiotics.


And finally, for the first time in probably two months (shameful!) I went riding. In the rain. And had a blast! My butt still hurts! (Which means I must ride MORE!)

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