We're getting there... a little at a time. Starting a business sure keeps you busy! I always feel like I am so far behind. My to do list is starting to resemble Santa's list in length. There's probably enough on there to keep me busy every single day for the next two years, but at least I'm never bored.
After being on the farm for about 18 months now, the plan is starting to come together for what I've envisioned for this place. After following my husband around from state to state for his job for over 15 years, living mostly in suburbia, it is really great to be on some land again. I've spent every day since we first looked at this place thinking about what I want to make of it. My plan is finally starting to firm up in my mind, and I can't wait to bring it fruition. Since we've moved in, we've done a lot of maintenance/upgrades to the place, but we've also planted our orchard. Eighteen trees of all kinds just waiting to blossom and be fruitful. It will be a few years before they are really producing, but just the idea of it makes me swoon. Apples, peaches, cherries, plums, pears, nectarines, and apricots! Oh my!
And now spring is coming again! The crocuses are popping up and the buds are starting to swell. The maple taps are slowing down and I'll be pulling the taps soon. I look forward to my first real garden space in almost ten years (!?!). To say I am excited to begin this season is an understatement. How far I will get with expanding our menagerie this year is yet to be seen, but my hope is to get our hen house set up and rolling for chicks this fall. I am leaning toward raising rabbit and guinea fowl for meat, so I hope to at least move forward on that as well. You can follow the progress here and on Facebook/Instagram. I am always looking for a better way to do everything, so there's a lot of experimentation and research that goes on around here. I'll try and keep you posted with the goings on and, if you have questions, I'd love to hear them. Thanks for stopping by and I can't wait to get this thing rolling!