April has arrived here on the mountain. Spring did not show up the same day.
Today is the 6th of April, the snow has melted, ever so slowly but it has melted.
Today the dryer has been unplugged till next winter. Some people not so happy,, one person is, ME...
Taking a break from cleaning up after yesterday. I sitting here looking out across the mountain, Its snowing again... I have had about enough snow,, this has been one long and very cold winter.
As the snow melts I have been trying to pick up the yard.( see me laughing)
Where did all this STUFF come from? I don't remember this stuff being in the yard before snow fall.
I know there is certain things that happen over the winter that isn't noticeable till spring, like manure piles in extreme or buckets might be left out. But come on.
Anyone else have these problems or is it just on my farm stuff appears over night?
We did get the notice our baby chicks will be here on the 20th, 50 meat birds and 25 new layers. Hold me back with excitement.
Haven't gotten to bring Anthony's 2 baby goats home yet as the snow is still deeper than they are tall. Here's to hoping by May. Still looking for milkers and meat breeds and a couple lambs.
I have the chance to pick up a couple more goats also, but need again the snow to melt to get them to pasture land.
So Ole Man Winter ya notice ya holding up a whole lot of my work.. Beat it---- kickin your butt to the curb....
We have all our seeds ready to go, but don't dare to start them just yet, they would be way to tall before I could get them in the ground, so will wait til end of April. Might find the garden by then.
Even picked up 4 raspberry bushes to plant. We all love berries and need to grow more buy less. Want to put in a complete berry section, with strawberries and, black berries, raspberries, blueberries.
One more step in that self sufficient goal.
My dream is to raise everything possible, grains, meats, vegetables, dairy, make our cheeses and butters. Our goal.
My dream is to live OFF the Grid, not so sure if it is our dream but it is mine. LOL
Mind is rambling today- cabin fever has ahold and wont let go.. Sorry
Sometimes in my world I feel like I am living 2 different lives and so torn to which one is truly me. I guess in my heart I know. But just cuz my heart says one thing doesn't mean its best for my family.
My worlds collide in lifestyles. There is my farmer/little house on the prairie life and then there is my business life selling Avon/ with make, panty hose and heels.
Well let me tell ya they collide hard. I love them both, but cant seem to give 100% to either and it shows in my cash flow.
Sometimes I feel like I need to choose just 1 and make it work. Well just 1 would have to be farming, cuz lotions and perfume wont feed me when SHTF. Hard to go deliver product with dirt under your nails and a egg in your pocket. LOL some just get the humor in it. Then again its hard to do chores and have piggy kisses with make up done , nails done and not leave the barn smelling like you live in a barn. So for now I will continue the juggling act.
Think I am having just one of those days, Cabin Fever is kickin my butt. want to do so much out side and cant. Tired of being inside, but also tired of bundling up and feeling like a snow man to go outside.
Maybe I just need a nap. LOL
Need to get back sewing and finding me. Wheres my knitting needles and crochet hooks. Havent made any clothes in such a long time, to easy to buy them from Avon and then complain cuz they don't fit me right because I have gained so much weight.
Need to dig out my bloomers and prairie dress and granny boots,,, put the make up away, stop dying my hair to keep looking younger(not working by the way), find my rolling pins, sewing machines, hoes and shovels and dig me some dirt.
Did get to go for a walk yesterday for the first time in months and months. We stopped and looked at my little lilac trees and tiny little buds are forming and if it ever warms up they will unfold in to little leaves and grow bigger this year.
Our butternut tree that took a direct hit last year from the microburst, looks pretty sad also has buds appearing. New growth, new life, new goals...... now waiting for the new season to get here.
Done rambling for today,, Thanks for hanging out with me. .Don't always have one of these kinds of days but when I do they are a doozie.
The Simple Farm Girl