I can not believe that it’s already August! Where has 2019 gone? We have had a very busy and exciting year so far here on the farm. I had so many goals set, but in traditional GOD fashion, he had better plans! We found out in February that we are expecting another little farm hand who is scheduled to arrive the first week of November. Yup, we found out super early again, which has proved to make this pregnancy seem like it is lasting forever! LOL. That and being sicker than a dog for the first 4 months! Thankfully the last few months have been much better (health wise) for me, and we’ve started to get back on track with plans.
In the spring, Mike & his Mama planted our first 100 Christmas Trees on the farm- which I’m happy to report are doing quite well considering the HOT summer we’ve had here in New Jersey. We also successfully planted Feed Corn, Indian Corn, Sunflowers, Sweet Potatoes, Beets, Pumpkins, Soy Beans, Watermelon, Cantaloupe, 6 varieties of Tomatoes, and Serrano Peppers. Since we had the room, everything went within the farm’s electric fence. Next year I hope to section off a part of our yard closer to the house to build raised beds and grow most of the veggies.
Lela has really enjoyed spending time in the fields with her Daddy & Memaw. She loves to dig for worms and helping to pull weeds. I can’t say that she never watches TV or that she doesn’t enjoy playing on my IPAD- but I can tell you that she would much rather be outside! Hopefully her excitement for the farm life never ever fades! We are really looking forward to raising both of our kids on the farm- teaching them the value of hard work- the fruits of patience- the art of face to face communication- and an appreciation for nature. PS: Our newest little one is a BOY! Daddy is beyond excited to no longer outnumbered 🙂
Over the past few weeks, we’ve been super busy building a barn to hold our tractors and supplies. We started out the season using a small shed already existing on our property and our attached garage store everything, but found that we quickly outgrew that space. I can’t wait to share photos of the new barn with you once she’s complete this coming week.
Did you plant a garden this summer? If so, what did you plant? How has your harvest been so far? Are you planning a fall garden as well?