Sometimes when things feel like they're moving slowly it's helpful to look back at some old photos. The before pictures are from November 2017. Everything is still looking pretty raw, but hopefully the various ground covers we've planted will take hold soon until we have the chance to do more targeted plantings. #homesteadinglife #offgridliving #homesteading #tinyliving
Disturbed this little beasty just long enough to get a photo.
The future orchard is all raked and ready to go. We had quite a few dead ash to remove, but this next weekend we have a berry order from Cornell cooperative extension, and hope to start filling it back in. This area sits directly behind the house. #homesteading #offgridliving #tinyhome
Some spring celebration with the family and outdoor feasting. Getting the kiddos trained early on the excavator too. They of course were both naturals.
Whew... a week's plus worth of labor and we have the garden beds in. Using milled 9x4s was perhaps overkill, but while our backs may be hurting now our bums and knees should be thanking us for years to come. The next task is to design some solar powered irrigation.
A first attempt at ring making
Converting driveway dirt into garden dirt today. It may not be the most efficient method, but it sure feels like the most enjoyable. #spring #homesteading #offgridliving #tinyhome
Ordered a load of stone for the bottom of our driveway....and oops. Don't worry, got it out... but got it and another truck stuck again for a total of 4 times. (The driveway is solid but if you veer off at all, sink like quicksand apparently)
Planning ahead. In the second garden project of the day, a pimped out seed storage box. Figured since we're planting so much this year, and I would like to start our own seed saving, that it was time to upgrade from the shoe box. So satisfying to celebrate such a perfectly warm spring day! #homesteadinglife #tinyhouseliving