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After the rains

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We survived all the storms moving through the area.. though I am wondering if we shouldn’t call Noah in with his boat… grins


Well I know I haven’t posted in a while… using the Internet is just so irritating to me right now. Not in a “I don’t know how to use it” way. More like.. I don’t see the point to being online unless I have good reason. It’s weird.. but it’s me.


I am going to keep my blog going I just seem to need a bit more motivation to do it right now.


Bit of news, kids will be going on their trip next week sometime on Saturday unless my grandmother winds up ill. My mother is spending this week caring for her then she’ll pick the kids up on her way back home. We’re picking them up and getting her washer and dryer as well. One long week no kids though! That is going to be sooo nice.




Well… I saved all those Tiger’s Eye beans to grow as no one sells them right now. They all sprouted… then… our “tame” buck and his buddies came by and mowed 80% of therm down. Sighs I guess I’ll be growing them just for seed this year again.


My grape is finally grasping onto our grip trellis, I’m going to have to work out how to prune it with how our trellis is. I’m hoping the cucumbers will get big enough to start up the trellis this week. Two of the three types of gourds have sprouted, and my sunflowers are spotty. I have all my squash plants growing, and my cabbage family plants as well as my onions are HUGE this year. The cabbages themselves have not started heading yet, but they are twice the size they were last year at this time. The onion stems are about ½ an inch… those are growing in the buckets from last years tomatoes. Speaking of tomatoes… My three little tomato plants are turning into trees out there. They also have tons of flowers on them.

We have been harvesting kale and lettuce every other day, while the kids are gone I should be able to daily. The herbs are doing very well this year as well.. also the one eggplant we have seems to be growing. Our strawberries are looking good, we have not picked any yet as Silver keeps saying they aren’t ripe yet. Shrugs I am use to store bought ones which are sold under ripe. The elderberry.. TREES are taking over, they should flower this year and if so there will be tons of them.


I got to try an interesting jelly at the farmer’s market yesterday it’s white zinfindel. Yes you heard me.. as in the wine. It is soo yummy! Goes really well with banana bread too!


That’s it for now.


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.

2 responses

  1. Glad you survived the rains. We had a lot here, too. It was so bad at one point that I wanted to bail out. Then I realized we don’t have anywhere to bail out to. I’m jealous of your gardening skills.

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