Thursday, May 10, 2012

BTC ACRE... Coming Along

Things are really moving over here at the new place.  We weeded one of the existing garden beds over the past weekend and put in some of our tomato plants.  I started some more seeds such as squash, broccoli, peppers and cabbage.   In addition to our seeds we went and purchased some strawberry, blueberry and raspberry plants.  Aaron is going to build a strawberry tower and we will be planting the other berries once we've decided on a good location.

More seeds planted.
Ready for the ground!  *Fingers crossed - Stay away frost*
 Those were what the weeds were like before we dug them all out.

One more bed to weed.

 Our tomatoes with an eco-friendly rabbit/rodent repeller... i.e. rubber snake.  :)

In other news, we adopted 4 3 week old chicks from one of Aaron's coworkers.  The coworker had purchased 4 day old chicks for his kids at Easter.  They spent time watching them grow simply for the experience and were ready to get rid of them.  Aaron offered to take them and it was a win win situation.  So we now have 2 Barred Rocks and 2 what we believe to be Rhode Island Reds.  The chicks were not purchased sexed so we are fairly sure we have 1 BR Cockerel... but only time will tell if we are correct.  We are unsure what we will do with any roosters we acquire but if they are not aggressive or too loud we may keep 1 or 2.  The kids have been having a blast feeding them dandelions and seeded grass.

Seriously... how cute are these little chickies!?!

Our Suspected Roo!

I must say it is a very nice feeling knowing no one will be able to tell us to get rid of our birds.  Just today there was yet another article in the local paper about a family with some Rouen Ducks (which we are getting 4 of next week) who are now being forced to get rid of them.  There is an 11 year old girl who will now lose her pets and 2 ducks that will lose their home.  I am so very thankful that we were able to sell our home and find a property that suited our desired lifestyle.  Every time I walk out into our yard or drive up to the house I get this feeling of inner peace I never had living at our old home.  Many people think we were nuts moving from our trendy, modern subdivision home into the sticks, but I think its crazy not too.  Whats not to love about being back with nature where we belong.  It is unbelievable satisfying being where we are and having the freedom to grow most of our own food.

My advice to anyone considering making a move into the county is.... Do it, you will never look back.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, when you said you weeded a garden bed, you weren't kidding! lol.

    I hadn't heard about that family with the ducks - thank you for the link. How ridiculous! Some people really have nothing better to do than stick their noses in their neighbours' business, and then make a cowardly, anonymous complaint. It makes me so angry. We face similar challenges here in our townhouse condo - my husband has a workshop in the garage, and the neighbours have been complaining anonymously to the management about every noise they hear at night, blaming it on us - even though my husband NEVER uses his tools at night. He went to talk to them face to face and they didn't believe him. *sigh*

    I can't wait to live in the country...we're still keeping out eyes peeled (horrible expression, that) for the right place!