Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Yes I haven't died

Been away from the blog world for too long I see.

The raspberries I tried to root all died but I did dig some up from the woods and started a patch at the house and it is doing well. Hopefully they will make through this coming winter.



Last year we bought about $250 worth of trees and fruits to plant.

Out of all that we have 2-dwarf apples, one dwarf pear, one blueberry, 3-Nanking cherries, one pine tree, and 3 black berries. Everything else died.



I built a top-bar bee hive last month and have it set up out by an old apple tree, we will see if a swarm finds it or I will buy some bees one of these years when we have enough money.



Speaking of money we just spent $1100 on our septic system. Wonderful things these 100+ year old homes.

Was out walking last night and picked some cherries and some mulberries...very yummy. We will have to get them picked for freezing.

We got our Cornish cross chickens last week. We have had one or two die every day, they sure are a fragile breed. We are down to 43 from 52 that were shipped. Our Delawares will ship next week. We plan on breeding and improving this heritage breed for broilers as was done 50 years ago.

I planted several rows of oilseed sunflowers, will see how they do for deer forage and chicken feed.

That's about it for not, I promise to keep up on this for a while.

Still clinging to my God and my guns,
Randy

4 comments:

lynnaea said...

Such a shame about the chickens. I hope the rest of them make it without any further trouble.

James M the 2nd said...

I just found your blog and I'm sure my family and I will be happy to begin following it here.

We are preparing to homestead one day.

I'm sorry to hear of your losses with the chickens and trees.

Take care,

James

James M the 2nd said...

Hoop Hoop, where you at? hoop hoop, where you at? hoop hoop, where you at, where you at, where you at? C'mon dawg? I'm hoping for more posts from you?!

Randy said...

I'm here...
Will start posting again soon.
Can't believe how I've slacked off.
Be back soon with chicken and plant updates.
Randy