Homestead 1

So my House Building Journal is now my Homestead journal. I am having to learn to enjoy the process, as frustrating as building a house can sometimes be. This really is more of a homestead project. And between what I have going on here and also gleaning from family and friends, there is so much I cannot wait to share with you: chickens, goats, garden, bees, healthy living, etc. I should say that though I have some experience, I am certainly no expert on the subject, so we have much to learn together and I am so glad that you have joined me in this adventure.

And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work. ~2 Corinthians 9:8

Alfie (the white one) is one of my roosters. I had three roosters, but I just gave Skidaldy Pop (the Bantam) to my daughter who needed a rooster for her fifteen hens. I selected a variety of chickens so I don't know all of which kind is which for now. I just picked out by color when I went to Tractor Supply in May. Skidaldy Pop is now at his new home in a separate cage until the hens get used to him. It sounds like I don't know what I am doing, but I have had chickens before. Ha ha.

Baba Yaga, the hen was very unwelcoming as she mercilessly bit him on his comb. Poor guy. I am told that the drama has subsided since I left. He will be fine.

We finally have a deck on the house. We had to get this part done because it is covered and it had to be complete before we finish the roof.

My daughter raises goats. Here is a picture of mama Moon with baby Cardboard. My daughter's silly friends named the baby. They (the goats and the friends) are a hoot.

Featured Herb

She Zu (Not sure of the spelling) All I know about this lovely purple Chinese herb is that it grows similar to a mint and it makes a pleasant stomach soothing tea. If I find out more I will update. A dear friend shared it with me for a delightful addition to my garden. 



Below is a bigger picture of my garden and some random wildflowers I'll just call Black Eyed Susans.

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