Springtime on the Homestead


Spring is finally starting to burst forth all around us here in Virginia, and that means I have the itch to start doing Springtime things. My kale has already sprouted up from the ground and is doing fabulously, even after the quick snowfall this past weekend.

This is the first year I have planted a lot of things from seed—I normally do transplants already grown. As you might recall, I am not the greatest gardening, but this year my methods have changed (because I'm doing it how I want to do it this time!) and everything seems to be thriving. Maybe there's an awesome gardener inside of my after all!

My tomato plants are almost ready to be transplanted. I'm expecting June/July tomatoes at the latest. I got an early start on these babies and they are doing wonderful as well. I decided to go with Black giant, a slicer tomato, and some cherry tomatoes this year.

My pepper plants are also doing well and will be ready for transplant soon. Some of them will be going into some 75% off topsy turvy planters that I found. Can't wait to see how they turn out. Since our property is very small, and not very suitable for gardening, I've been finding new ways to grow vertically, in containers, and in raised beds.

I found the adorable little mini daffodils in the photo above at our local grocery store this weekend. It makes the perfect centerpiece, and I had to have them. I also found little mini tulips as well! Which are sitting on my desk keeping me company as I type this.

And then, of course, there's the usual Springtime work—repairing hutches (I have some videos coming up about that!), breeding and birthing babies, hatching quail for butcher...and the list continues.

What are you doing around your homestead now that it's Spring?

iphone photo—baby rex rabbits
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