I’m up and around early every morning. I enjoy watching the sunrise and soaking up that amazingly nutritious sunlight. I let out the chickens and make tea so I can sit and relax on the front porch listening to the birds and watching the sun peek through the trees. Kaleb was up early today, too. And went right to carving a walking staff. I love seeing him jump right to nature as he rises. This is one of the reasons why we wanted to move to property like this. To get away from the craziness of the electronics. More on that later.
I’ve been hankering to get the garden started. We have been working a bit on soil amendment as it didn’t look so great. Mostly clay. After turning the beds with poop and organic matter, I couldn’t wait any longer. A quick trip to the garden store and bam! It has begun! Nick spent a good part of the day making trellises for my beans, cucumber, and tomatoes. We also put in spinach, rainbow chard, and basil. Today I will plant zucchini, watermelons, Hubbard squash, and the famous carving pumpkins for the kiddos. We grew our own last year and the kids swear we will never buy pumpkins to carve again, it was so much fun for them to grow their own and watch it!
The soil will grow healthier with time. But you’ve got to start somewhere. I’ve been reminiscing of our incredible food Forest we grew at our old old house in Canby back in the day before moving to Oregon City. It was abundant and we had more than we could eat. I miss that! Time to start recreating my food Forest on a larger scale!
Here’s to an abundant year in the garden!
We are stewards of the land. The land called us here to care for it. So, we bought 10 acres in Chittenango, NY in the spring of 2021 and left the hustle and bustle of our busy West Coast Oregon lives to build a long held dream of homesteading and living in tune and rhythm with nature. This is our journey to living our truest potential.