April 2015 Hobby Farm Update

hobby farm update from Beeyoutiful.com

The Ewing and Goss families have teamed up again this year for some simple homesteading. Since we Ewings are currently renting here in Tennessee while our house sells in Arkansas, we have the pleasure of helping the Gosses with their land.

March was a busy month preparing for the coming seasons of warmth, and we spent time planning and getting the ground ready. Jeff tilled up a 100 by 100 foot garden space, and then he and Tal fenced it in. We have peas, lettuce, kale, onions, and other green sprouts starting to push their heads up through the dirt already!2015_April_farm3

Indoors, we have tomatoes, peppers, and some cucumber plants getting big. We cannot wait for the last frost to be in the books so we can plant! We have enjoyed being out with our kids, getting muddy while we plant and plot our garden sections. This winter seemed long, and we had frequent snows towards the end, so we are especially loving being out in the warmth.

In addition to being busy with the garden, we have 75 meat chickens coming our way in about a week! We are working on a few ideas to make raising them more sustainable, and we’re adding fermenting and sprouting their food to our process. We really enjoyed our first round of chickens last year and look forward to learning more about raising poultry this year.

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