Saturday, April 2, 2011

A Busy Day On The Homestead

I think it is safe to say that we had a very productive day on our little homestead, today.  My lovely wife started her day (after her bible time) doing some work in the garden and the new green house (which I need to post pics of).  Actually, she didn't just start in the garden, she stayed out there all day, and why not?  The sky is clear and the temp is around 75-beautiful.  The girls went into the woods and shoveled dirt into the garden cart for momma, that nice, dark, rich, manure laden, decomposed leaf filled, mineral filled soil.  They brought it to her in the garden and she used it in the new raised strawberry bed I built for her this morning.  We have had strawberries for a few years, but my wife wanted to add a second tier to it, so I built her a box to put in the middle of the bed, giving her two tiers of strawberries. 

After I built that box, I then built five more raised bed potato boxes to add to the ones I built last year.  This should increase our potato crop.  When I finished those, I headed out to the pasture I started fencing in last year to work on that.  I am having to clear away years of growth along the old fence line so I can salvage some of it.  I was SO glad when I looked up from my work out in the boonies, to see my two girls walking out to me with a much needed bottle of water, what a blessing.  That took the rest of the day for me.  I did my chores and took a shower.  Now I am going to study my lesson for Sunday school tomorrow.  Big day, and I got to use my new truck.  New to me, anyway.

That's our day!  Tell me about a typical day in your life..


Gorges Smythe said...

Sounds like a day well spent!

Scott or Pam said...

It was, my friend. We were pooped and that is a good feeling after a job well done. Thanks for the encouragement.