Life is busy! But it's a fun kind of busy. We have a list of never ending projects, but God has been very good to us, and we love this life!
Our garden is coming along nicely (except for the corn and peas). Our tomatoes, onions, peppers, cucumbers, squash, pumpkins, blueberries, strawberries, lettuce and beans are all growing very well. We should get a good crop this year.
We got a good amount of rain over the past couple days. It was very much needed! We weren't in drought conditions like a lot of the country, but it was still pretty dry out. It was nice to get a nice day of soaking rain. Our plants loved it. One of these days I'm going to have to do a video of before and after rain. They grown so fast after a good rain.
We also got our meat chickens in this past week (see video below). We will be butchering them in about 8 weeks. Love raising our own food. Nothing better. We will be doing a video on chick to freezer on how to raise pasture raised chickens. It should be pretty good. Our last video on how to raise meat chickens from chick to freezer has over 2 million views on YouTube!
Summer is in full swing here at the homestead. It is beautiful. It hasn't been too hot and has been very pleasant. We are looking forward to harvest and canning season as well as breeding our animals this fall. It's a wonderful time of year here.
Archery season will be starting soon and I'm starting to get excited. I have a new stand that my dad gave me. It is a little taller than my other two stands. I will be doing a video on putting it up in the next couple of weeks. I've been getting a lot of videos of deer on my game cameras. I will definitely get a doe, but I'm going to be picky on shooting a buck. I was last year as well. Looking for a wall mounter!
On a sad note, we had to put down one of our lambs as he was really hurt. It was very sad, but is part of raising animals on a farm. This one was particularly hard as it was something that shouldn't of happened. It was a fluke accident shortly after he was born and it just got worse. Unfortunately we let him go as long as we could. He was really suffering.
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Check out our update video below and our baby chick video!
Thanks for checking in and God bless Y'all! -Steve