Good morning. It’s been a while since I have posted. I am very embarrassed to be honest. I have had so much to say and write about, but haven’t taken the time. I apologize for my absence.
A lot has happened since February. Weather-wise it is a completely different landscape. We had a very long winter (felt like it would never end), a teeny little spring and then we were hit square in the face with summer. This is Tennessee so we are talking hot and muggy!
Did we have chickens last time I posted? I don’t think so. We started out on our farm with our dogs and cats, two calves and two Pygmy goats. Since then we have added 16 chickens and two ducks. Two days ago we were awarded with our first egg.
It was such an exciting feeling to find that little egg! Yesterday we had two more. Maybe today there will be three? I do now know what all that clucking was about.
We’ve also made a big garden. It has begun to give us lots of produce- such a rewarding feeling. Speaking of the garden, I must hurry and finish this post because I need to get out there and start working before it is too hot. It is already 87 on the heat index and it isn’t even 8am yet.
The second part of my blog post title is lessons learned. There are so many (lessons we have learned). I’m going to start posting them weekly. The big ones that come to the front of mind are:
1. Prevention is key
2. Knowing what to prevent is also key
3. How to prevent x, y, and z are important as well.
This applies to the garden, the animals and our house. I’ll talk about it all later. I promise to post more often. I must tend to my garden now- the grass is taking over! (Hint hint on that prevention discussion).