Never saw a poppy unfold before. They're unbelievable.
Bella is trying so hard to make friends. Willow still won't have anything to do with her. Hissing and whining began shortly after this photo.
Bella does really love the stream..... #gsdpuppy
A sense of place is beginning to emerge as garden edges and paths start to form. Just in time for our first real blooms! #homesteading #offgridliving #tinyhouse
We have water! We found this great ram pump from this amazing one man company, Land to House, who makes affordable ones out of pvc pipe. In order to get enough lift we ran two sets of garden hose in the stream... about 250' worth.... to the bucket. That stays overflowing while the pump draws from it, compression pushing the water up the hill to our two repurposed tanks... which hold about 275 gallons each. From there we can run hoses to the garden, compost area and orchard. No electricity needed. Seems like we get about 10psi, which can run some sprinklers, as well as soaker hoses. We're very grateful that as the heat begins to really hit we're not lugging buckets from the stream anymore. #offgrid #tinyhomestead #tinyliving #offgridliving #grateful
the garden fence is finally up. Zombie apocalypse ready as soon as we dig the moat and build the gates. #homesteadinglife #tinyliving
The seniors decorated our hallways with sticky notes, and my door got some extra love. They know I'm not fond of this word and so made it their parting gift. Thanks @notrameriz @colleenstevens11 and the other ladies. I loved it!
Such an amazing trip up to the Adirondacks with #ellenvilleenvironmental for some hiking, fishing, canoeing and newt hunting
Things are a growing. We've got some apple and cherry trees in for the start of the orchard (thanks @cajaholden !), veggies are getting larger, and our wildflower patches are starting to have some stout seedlings. Can't wait until everything explodes.