Here's what we've been up to lately...

::  Mike and Cole finished up the herb spiral.  It tuned out even better than I could have imagined and I have so much to say about it, that I'll save it for another post.

::  Devouring Wintercress.

:: Anticipating Serviceberries, a whole month early this year.  If we can manage to beat the birds to the delicious fruit, that is.

:: Each day, we're planting as many seeds as we can.  Potatoes are in the ground along with carrots, onions, rutabagas, radishes, leafy greens, garlic, chives, basil, cilantro, dill, anise, Sage, and Summer Savory.  

:: I couldn't bare to let left over dye from a custom crown go to waste, so I threw in a skein of merino and let it sit over night.  The yarn turned out a lovely shade of green.  The color reminds me of fiddleheads and I'm going to make this with it.  I'm still working on the little sweater from last week, but I keep ripping it out, trying to figure out what stitch pattern I want to use. Speaking of fiddleheads, I need to take a walk down to the woods and check for them today. Last night we had a good rain {hallelujah, the rain barrels are full again} and I bet they've all popped out of the ground. {Joining Ginny}

:: The chickens have also been enjoying all the seeds we're planting, so I insisted that we get the garden fence up pronto.  Four hundred feet of fencing.  Fifty hand dug posts.  Two days.  It looks gorgeous and keeps the chickens out, but remind me never to do that again.  The official measurement on our main garden is 114 ft. sq, which seems quite manageable for our first year homesteading.

:: Homemade bread rising next to a warm window.  Because having the excuse to go check on the bread was a nice distraction from digging fiftyish holes by hand.

What's been going on with you lately?

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