Here's what I've been entertained with the last few days. Tard and Pudge, the 2 severely malnourished and neglected cats on our farm. Tard couldn't seem to get out of the box he was playing in, he was really stuck. And Pudge thought the laundry I hadn't put away yet smelled pretty good.
I've spent the last few days looking over some new seed catalogs that came in the mail. I have several things picked out, all heirloom seeds of course. The seeds are all different than what I've always planted. I want to try a few different things before the seeds just aren't available anymore. If they work out well, I'll save seeds like I do with my regular plants and I'll have a better variety for my gardens. Maybe the economy will bounce right back, maybe it won't, I want to be prepared and not say later on when it's too late "I wish I'd tried that when I could have".
We're having a bit of freezing rain today so no serious work outside, just tend the animals and back in the house. I need to spread some of my compost pile out over the garden area in the near future. I'm also planning on expanding my growing area. I visited a website that kind of shamed me and thrilled me all at once. Path To Freedom, I've added a link to their site here on the blog, everybody should check it out. These fine folks have taken a very small space and produced 6,000lbs of food on it last year! The pictures are awesome! It showed me that I waste way too much space growing what I eat here. It also proved to me that I am on the right track with what I'm doing. They produce twice what I do in less than half the space I have for gardens. Needless to say, I'm reworking my gardening plans and ideas! An excellent site with a blog type journal and an interactive companion gardeners site.
Yes, all of 2013 and part of 2012 are missing from the blog. You can thank Mike H for that. Almost all of those posts were about our great friendship and our partnership in farming. You all know how that turned out!