Friday, May 3, 2013

Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop #107

Howdy Farmgirls!

Hope your week has been full of love and happiness, even if there was a lot of work to be done... We've been busy on our little farm this week planning for more dairy goats and capturing a feral honeybee swarm.

A photo from my italian hive last summer.  Can you see the Queen?
Our bottle baby dairy goat kids are growing fast as are our 15 baby chicks.  The garden is continuing to grow though slowly, it's been in the 90's again here all week.  We are expecting it to cool down next week and I hope to be able to continue planting then.  I still need to get a few things into the ground ie: watermelons, squashes, peppers.  

I have killed more than a dozen pocket gophers this week, and noticed new terrors, moles and squirrels.  I am beginning to think that I will be doomed to grow my tomatoes in wire cages like the fruit trees soon. Lol.  Oh well, I will eventually get a handle on the situation, it just may not be in time for this season's harvest. 

Jerry almost has my new chicken coop finished so I can bring out all the babies... and he is preparing to install his totem pole.  He carved it himself a few years ago, and it was in the ground at our old home.  He had to bring it with us and I think it's going to look very handsome in the front yard here.

 Farmgirls love anything to do with homesteading, keeping chicken's, embroidering, sewing, knitting, spinning, quilting, natural home remedies for health care and cleaning, horses, goats, cows, organic gardening and cooking, caring for their loved ones and friends and are community minded. Re-purposing and UP-cycling are high on their list of " fun things to do too! Our resident "FARM-BOYS ' ( Clint the Redeemed Gardner and Rob of Bepa's Garden ) bring wheelbarrow's full of good organic gardening tips to this hop and we are honored to have them join in the fun each week!   

Your Farmgirl Friday Hostesses~  
Deb of Deborah Jean's Dandelion House and founder of our little Farmgirl Friday blog hop. 
Dolly of Hibiscus House and Dolly is Cooking, and me of course!

 Now, it's your turn to link up for your weekly dose of farmgirl soul food!
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1.) Write a post about your farmgirl lifestyle and brag a little about your farmgirl talents while your at it! Share what being a farmgirl means to you. Include lots of photos of your farm, crafts, animals,  quilts, home decor projects and thrifty make overs, your backyard garden, chicken coop, recipes, studio or workshop. You get the idea!
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1 comment:

  1. Oh my goodness, capturing a feral honey bee swarm . . . that makes chills run up my spine, just reading about it.
    Your Jerry did a fabulous job on that totem pole . . . how cool is that, right.
    Thank you for following my blog. I am now following yours, too. Looking forward in becoming great new blogging friends.
    Your newest blogging sister, Connie :)