Consider how the wildflowers grow....Luke 12:27 NIV
Living small in our 880 square foot cottage and micro farming on approximately an acre of land.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Playing Catch-Up

I actually missed blogging.  I have a lot of blog posts lined up in my mind, but I was unable to get them posted this past week because Sunday night I came down with a terrible spell of vertigo.  It took three days to recover enough to be productive again.  The meclazine prescribed to me was almost as disabling as the vertigo.  Instead of taking the medicine, which will be saved for when the main attack happens again, I've been dealing with the after effects with a botanical oil blend called Divertigo.  Placebo or not, it has been very helpful.

In the meantime, here's some of what has been going on at our little micro farm:

I found this while raking up near the front stone wall.  If I am correct, this is mullein.  I found another by the side of the house, too.  I am moving them into the garden since mullein is a valuable herb in my book.

Hubby started tilling the garden, but we could really use a bigger tiller than my little Mantis.  The ground only just thawed, so it is pretty heavy and wet still.

I started cleaning out the old garbage heap down in the back of our property to make room for the animal pens.  I found some old saw blades and that neat old lock.  

I, yes, I built this raised bed for FREE using the waste from the saw mill and some scrap 2x4's laying around.  I reused old screws, too.

I started work on daughter's Easter dress.  She picked out this pink bunny fabric at JoAnn Fabrics when it was 40% off.  I drafted the pattern myself.  I'll be posting the finished dress, soon.

Our neighbor generously stopped over with a box of beef from his beef herd!  What a blessing!

1 comment:

  1. Looks like things are coming along; just be sure not to till when the ground is wet if your ground is like ours for it will turn to small earth rocks once the sun comes out. Happy spring :) Deborah