Whirlwind of Spring, Stillness of Mind
|April 10, 2012||Posted by Issa under Homesteading|
Two things happened simultaneously. Spring sprung into action all of a sudden, bringing a whirlwind of changes and activity to The Wallow. And I went through the first longish depressive bout I’ve had in awhile. So I’ve been busy, but I haven’t been writing. Now that I’m feeling a little more perky, I’m not sure where to start catching up. I’m in kind of a strange space where I’ve kept up on so many homesteading projects, but I haven’t had clean laundry in days (for example). It seems like I can take care of the larger, “out there” stuff, but personal care just doesn’t make the cut.
So here’s the big catch-up post, and then maybe I’ll get back to my regular writing.
A month ago, we sold our truck. It was the first truck I’d ever owned, and I loved it. I turned out to be a truck person. The old one had some issues, though, and we were wanting a bigger truck, so we made the switch. Farewell, red 1500 Dodge Ram. Hello, white 2500 Dodge Ram. (And hello, Michael, our sales guy who found my blog and might come to Alchemy!)
I’ve been gardening. I’m using my same lazy gardening method as last year, although in twice as much space. This year I have Purple Box and Blue Box. Blue Box already has radishes, lettuce, spinach, peas, and tomatoes shooting up. I’m still screening compost and working it into the soil in Purple Box, but it’ll get some seeds soon.
Joshua built a feeder so the pigs can free-feed now instead of having two big meals a day. I think it’s brilliant, and needless to say, the pigs love it.
We got a rooster. We’ve been roosterless since The Silkie died. And I do miss Silkie, but he wasn’t much of a rooster. This new one is a gorgeous bird! Meet Rooster Sean Connery:
Aaaaand… I’ve got duck videos to show you and adorable Dylan pics, of course, but if I don’t post this right now, I’m at risk for going another week without. I’m going to hit publish, head to bed, and hope I still feel good tomorrow!