Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Farm Life

A few months ago I left you with a cliffhanger post… And I’m afraid it’s still going to be. I’ve sadly become a bit of a perfectionist on it, and I want to take my time on it and make sure it’s good. :D
I figured though, that I’d catch you up on a few things that have been going on around our little farm. I am proud to say that it is now well on its way to becoming a working farm again!
As of a few weeks ago, this was our garden. There are peas, radishes, Onions, heirloom beans compliments of the G. family. ;D, and cabbages. Since then we have harvested the radishes and really need to get the peas up. We had a few terrible bouts of hail that did some serious damage to everything. The younger plants made it through okay, but the peas look terrible… And we’ve had a problem with things being way too dry… So we’ve been hauling water and struggling to make sure the newly planted things make it.

Look at the eerie mist that came up off the ice!!
But to me, every struggle is a learning experience. It’s such a wonderful feeling to work hard for something and finally reap the result of a full larder! I can’t wait to start canning and freezing!!
Now we have added Tomatoes, potatoes, sweet potatoes
Secondly are my new babies. There is no greater joy to someone who doesn’t have children around to enjoy, than watching animals grow.
These guys were so curious about my camera!!

They’re not quite full grown, they still peep. :D But it sure has been a pleasure to see them mature to this from the little fluff balls we bought back in late April. God’s creatures always amaze me. These little ones could "talk", and walk, and run, from the moment they hatched. Can you imagine what kind of instincts God put In them from the start? And with just a few words?

To say the least, these past few months have been an absolute blessing!! I know these opportunities I’ve had are teaching me to be the best wife and mother I can. Sometimes I still struggle to make myself get up in the morning, but once I do, and I can start doing my chores, everything just seems to get better.
Everything seems to be going right, especially true when my hands are dirty.
I have a few more posts in the works, and I hope to get them out to you in the next few days, if not it’ll be the next few weeks. You see, it’s a 30 minute drive to my library and with gas prices the way they are, we’re having to be really careful and stick close to home. I Really miss blogging and I can’t wait until I have internet at home again so I can catch up with everybody here!
Until then!! Much Love and Huggs!!
~ Meggie


Stephanie Ann said...

Great post! It's great being able to see your farm. Gas prices have been killing everyone. :( It's been way too expensive to go anywhere lately.

Lady Weaver said...


That's Awesome Love :))) Will you guys be growing sugar cane and having the sorghum festival again? Please say yes! (I'll make a special trip up from ATL just for it)

Brooke said...

Its great to see you posting, Meggie! :) And what a lovely post. :) It looks as tho your garden is doing wonderfully and your chickens are adorable. :)


Anonymous said...

Sooo, I know you already snail mailed this to me, and you already know how much I've enjoyed it! But.. I have to say ditto to all the others, especially Lady Weaver:)
Your garden looked great then, it looks even more wonderful now!
I'm lucky because I actually got to see it in person!!
Hey babe, life gets in the way with blogging, I get that...Don't beat yourself up over it.. and WHO says a cliff hanger isn't funny?
Matt says if gas gets any more expensive he's gonna get a bike.. Hmm, I'm thinkin' maybe a horse? (big grin).... hopefully you can get to the library more often now, and if not.. well don't give it a thought.. We all understand!
I'll be seein' ya 'round!