Today we broke ground. I stood with shovel in hand, trying to make out the borders of the long forgotten garden beds, now just gentle hummocks, engulfed by Creeping Buttercup (Ranunculus repens). I leaned my weight onto the spade and felt a smooth, gratifying slice. No rock, no gravel, no tree roots impeded the…
Archives for March 2014
We didn’t want to rush in, so we waited almost a month. And we wanted to start small, this being our first foray into mammalian livestock, so we bought Nigerian Dwarf goats (they actually prefer “Nigerian Little People Goats)”. We got a book on raising dairy goats, and we even read most of it….
Wow, we’ve transformed our new place into a bustling, productive mini-farm in three short weeks. And what a crazy three weeks it has been! Less than 48 hours after closing we brought in 7 ducks, quacking and cooing into our lives. A week later, 7 laying hens, then a few days ago, three doe goats….