Rain!

It rained yesterday and then again today. How glorious!!

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The other end of the rainbow was in a storm cloud but we enjoyed what we did see.

The meat chicks will be 6 weeks this Wed. and are growing nicely. A coon got into the grow house we’d redone as a chicken coop and killed two of the meat chickens so we switched back to the way we’ve done things for years. Only we don’t have the old covered pasture coop so, as we’ve done things for years, we’ve improvised.

John covered the open pasture coop with a tarp and put up some scrap boards during the rain for protection. They can get out in the chicken tunnels and scratch up the grass/weeds in the garden beds. This is a win-win situation. They do the weeding and fertilizing at the same time. This week we’ll let them go into the yard on fresh grass each day. Again, fertilizing as they grow.

For the first time in a long time I bought some fall plants. I remembered when we first moved here I bought mums to set out. I think I did that for two years and then stopped. I splurged this year and did it again. I haven’t decided where I want them permanently so they’re in big pots for now.

MumsOct2013This pollinator garden has shown out with the rain.

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Edgar started laying on the coffee table when he was just a baby. He’s never outgrown it, for which I’m so grateful. I think he looks so sweet up there!! He doesn’t know that table wasn’t designed and placed just for him. I’m not telling him!

May the fall rains fall gently on your landscape,

Debbie

 

 

About Debbie

I'm a 53 yo homesteader/homemaker who is obsessively in love with my God, my husband and my life. I don't know anything about blogging and resisted it for years now. I am good at rambling, which is probably the old fashioned way to say blogging anyway so I'll struggle on and see where this goes. My husband, John, and I live on a 55 acre homestead in NE Texas where we raise Dwarf Nigerian Milk Goats, laying hens, guinea, cats and 3 dogs. We try to live as self-sufficiently as possible, raising organic veggies and meat chickens and using our goats milk for drinking, cooking, cheese/butter making and soap making. John works off the homestead but does a lot on the weekends. We basically live the way our grandparents or great grandparents lived. We believe living debt-free like our grandparents did is the biggest step in being self-sufficient or shall I say, God-sufficient. Life here is always an adventure and seldom boring .... to us anyway! If you have time, come watch the grass grow with me on the porch swing. Debbie
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