|The front view of our|
new-old little house!
|You can see the plastic hoop house|
in the background and the messy
overgrown garden in the foreground.
Oh garden-I have big plans for you!
In the meantime, I’ll be planting greens and root veggies in our hoop house. (We were so lucky to already have this hoop house on the property when we moved in. Although not very pretty, it allows us to grow our own food year-round, kind of like a greenhouse but much more cost-effective.) For more info on building hoop houses, check out "The Door Garden" Blog.
I am aiming for our new raised beds to look something like this (thank you Pinterest!):
|How to build these raised garden beds at: |
Last on the big garden plan for the year is to acquire some more chickens. We have this beautiful little coop and run that can house up to six feathered ladies but we only have one currently residing inside (a Plymouth Rock named Enid, shown in my arms, at right). She keeps us in eggs, about 6 per week, but we’d like to have enough to share with friends and family so 6 chickens it is! Luckily, another family friend is going to get a whole bunch of chicks this spring, and she offered to raise them until they are large enough to integrate with our older bird. Apparently the older ones sometimes beat up on the little guys so we have to make sure they are able to hold their own before we introduce them.
|Wallace likes Chicken eggs too!|
Hopefully at the end of it all, I’ll get to preserve a bunch of it for next winter! Remember when some of us ‘lil beans made pickles last year? The hubby and I have been enjoying those all winter—so good!
Well, happy spring everyone! Feel free to leave a comment and tell us all about your garden plans or your favorite spring activity!
And of course, happy knitting and crocheting!!!
PS. If you haven't heard of Pinterest yet--it's awesome! Basically, it's an online Pinboard where you can save images and links in one place for all kinds of inspiration! Check out the Jimmy Beans Wool Pinterest Boards and let me know if you'd like to be a contributor to our JBW Knits or LLE Knits boards! Happy pinning!
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