Well, spring is kinda here now and so that means it's "Project Time" around the micro homestead. Just hearing the word "projects" or the phrase "honey do list" is enough to turn mere mortals to slobbering heaps, but, I've learned it's best to just accept the list and wait until I'm outside to murmur to myself. It's a self preservation thing.
Anyhow, we thought we'd give folks a little insight into our early spring projects. Just in case anyone cared.
First up is our herb bed. It's not finished yet (so I've heard anyway), but, we've been tinkering around with the aesthetics of bed. Yeah sure it looks pretty barren now, but, trust us it's lush when in full bloom with herbs and pollinator attractors. That thing sticking up in the middle of the garden is our insect hotel. It's made up of different items like pine cones, straw, tubes, etc. to give insects a place to stay when they come to visit.
Next up is a look at one of the places we've planted some peas. We're looking at it because some F&%!# critter dug up the seeds I had planted and so I've had to improvise a cage to keep the rascal out. Anyone plant peas yet? Had any issues with the F*%&^ critters?
Yeah, we're looking at pictures of a tarp full of drying sawdust and bags of shredded newspaper. Why? Because we like the idea of "free" and one of our goals this summer is to make "bricks" out of a mixture of the sawdust and shredded paper to burn in our rocket mass heater. Ya we know, we're cool.
We get the shredded paper for free and the sawdust for free and so we're going to mix 'em up, put them in a press to squeeze the water out of them and then dry them, stack them and burn them. For free.
We got the idea on Youtube. We're going to make a video of the process and end results later, but, for now we're giving all of our fans a preview (just like at the movie theaters!) to whet they're appetites.
So that's a quick peek at the goings on around here. How's things at your homestead? Started any outdoor activities (grilling doesn't count)?
Ray is part of the Ray and Randi duo, who actually don't live on the farm. They have a micro-homestead in Gilmanton, but are VERY active over at IFP and are guest bloggers for them.
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