This morning I thought it would be a good idea to walk the homestead in order to see how things are taking shape.
Milo is still working the late shift, hunting mice and moles in the barn yard. He is a very good mouser.
The hens are laying well. The little chicks that we hatched out of our homemade incubator in February are growing fast.
I am very excited to say that we will not be hatching our next chicks from the incubator. We finally have a broody hen. Her babes should hatch out any day now.
Jessica and Jasmine are doing great. Although we do not plan to breed Jasmine until late summer/early fall, she did go into heat last week. That is good news as we do not own a buck and had heard that sometimes they will not go into heat without a buck present. Jessica seems to be growing much faster than what Jasmine did. I look forward to seeing them both in a year from now. I am sure they will be beautiful.
The garden is growing very nicely. (I didn't take a picture of the big garden because it needs to be tilled.) We have tomatoes, peppers, onions,beans,corn, potatoes, okra, squash, watermelon, cantaloupe, cucumbers, garlic, spinach, peas, cabbage, broccoli, asparagus and carrots. All of which seem to be doing well.
(Pic of the the garlic and pea raised bed)
It looks like we will have plenty of strawberries from our raised bed.
The blueberry bushes are loaded...
And despite having to plant and replant one of our grapevines has twelve pods on it! Almost every tree in the orchard has an apple or a peach on it. I am very excited to see how production is in a couple of months.