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Well… today is going to be a semi-long day. All the kids are off school for today as it’s the end of the marking period. So grades are out too, which my kids are not terribly worried over.


We have peas sprouts, cabbage sprouts, onions popping up. Not to mention we picked up some red cabbage plants and some brussel sprout plants. Also… I received my plant investment from my mother and aside for the money I had set aside for Baker Creek (which went to something for a pick me up after some bad news) I have placed some seed, plant orders. We have a irs check the mail… after we discovered the bank wouldn’t accept the check. We are going to use that money for a car when it gets here. Problem is we found 3 that we really wanted that we looked for when we thought it would be directly deposited. Then find out the bank wouldn’t accept the check, it wound up be a big let down. One that required a “pick me up” meal. It entailed beef fajitas, followed up by chocolate cake for the adults macaroni for the kids. So the money I put aside for the bulk of my seeds will be coming out of the remainder of our irs check. I am planning to take Queen sized Tink with me when I go shopping (I hope we don’t run them out of inventory grins).


As for the plants/seeds I ordered with the companies, now note I did buy plants from Burgess… aside from 1 due to it being the only place that carried it, the other plants are ornamental from them.




Screen trees/shrubs:


Russian olive (5 plants)

Hybrid Willow (20 plants)


Butterfly/insect attractant shrubs:


Old Fashioned Lilac (2 plants)

Pink Honeysuckle (3 plants)




Daylilies (20 plants?)

Dwarf Flowering cherry (8 plants)

Cold Hardy Banana (4 trees)

Luffa sponge squash ( 1 pkt)




Weeping Willow (2 trees)

Bushel Gourd (1 pkt)




Stokes Seed Company:




Purple Millet (1 pkt)




Corn salad (1 pkt)

Blue Lake bush beans (1 lb)

Celery Root (1 pkt)





Wintergreen (4 plants)

Goji berries (1 plant)

Russian Tea (2 trees)

Rhubarb (4 crowns?)



I think this is a very nice start plant wise, the cold hardy banana is suppose to be edible, and with how we go through bananas. I do hope they taste good… we eat bananas like most people drink water. Burgess is the only company that offers it, so that was a necessity. We are getting a goji berry as I want to try them, I figure if they have an odd flavor I can always mix them into something and we’d get the health benefits from them. Anybody know if you can harvest from a tea plant in the first year you plant it?


I replaced the potatoes the former roosters ate today, then watered all the garden. Mind you, we were suppose to get rain for the last few days… it has all avoided us. I’m figuring that because I watered it will rain today. Had a funny moment while watering the potato pile, one of the kittens was trying to catch the water and not understanding why he was getting wet.


Well that’s it for now, everyone have a good weekend!


Be Well, Be safe, and Blessed be…  


About rivenfae

A homesteading mom with 2 teens,12 cats, 4 dogs, a flock of chickens. small goat flock and a piggie. Also a dream of a sustainable homestead out in the woods of Missouri.

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