Having been raised in the city, this gal has been on a learning curve these last 3 years!
There has been a LOT of trial and error when it came to raising our chickens. And, I’m sure there’s still a bunch more I could learn!
Even growing a vegetable garden has been a challenge!
The first year we planted broccoli, cauliflour and red beets… But nothing grew!
The second year, I was so desperate to grow something, ANYTHING, that I wound up having a small tabletop garden in my kitchen!
I was tickled pink with our cherry tomatoes, peppers, and herbs! I finally grew a ‘garden!’ Hey, ya gotta start somewhere!
This past summer was the first in our three years on the homestead where we actually saw a good variety of vegetables growing in the ground! But even this has proven to be a learning experience!
We have big dreams for our little homestead…
This year we plan to increase our growing area which will take up the whole northwest corner of our land!
And with our our chickens, we are researching a number of different ways to make an income.
Our hope is that at the very least our chickens will bring in enough money to earn their keep. Maybe the following year we could turn a profit!
It’s been a challenge, this homesteading way of life! But, like a big ship in the ocean, that turns around slowly, degree by degree, we plan to turn this homestead into a profitable self-sustaining venture!
Until next time,