Saturday, March 28, 2009

Is it Spring Yet??

According to the calendar it's spring... According to the weather it's not. Regardless of that, we are pushing forward and trying to do "spring-like things" around here. It just feels natural to be tilling, trimming, planting, feeding... All of those things that need to be done to start all kinds of new plant/animal life.

The boys are starting a new project--a 4H project to be exact. They are raising pigs! This is completely new for all of is, so it's a learning experience all around. But with the help from our neighbor, Hobie, who does this every year, I'm sure we'll do just fine. Randy built a great pen for them out in the existing stalls and brought in some straw to make them comfortable. I'll keep you posted as things progress...

Another thing we're working on is a garden. My sister is a total inspiration to me because of the big beautiful garden she has out on her farm in West Virginia. I've always loved gardens and thankfully Randy loves them just as much as I do. So much in fact that he's planning a HUGE garden for us this year. He and Trevor have been out there tilling for weeks now, going over and over it to make the ground nice & soft. They're getting very close to the end of it and I can't wait until we get to start planting! Randy wanted to do a really big garden so that whatever we don't use, we can give to friends and one of the local food banks.


Jenna Marie said...

I think that's awesome that your doing a garden! Our neighbor (Also our landlord) has a huge on in our backyard that we are welcome too. It's so nice in the summer. We've planted corn for the last two years... and now that I have a freezer we are going to make sure we freeze some. Bonus points for you too for planting a large garden just to give some away to others! That's awesome! You seem like you caught such a good guy! :)

Jenna Marie said...

OH- And that's the first time I've gone to Nancy's blog- I didn't even know she had one. Thanks for linking!