Week Peepin' #05 - 05/07/18 - 05/13/18

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Do you ever feel like you're just having a streak of bad luck? 

You would think that after lighting my kitchen on fire, and discovering ALL of our hatching eggs are duds I'd feel that way.

But I don't...

Sunset on Ross Roost Farm.

Sunset on Ross Roost Farm.

...because this is what I see every evening. I also had a pretty amazing week despite the setbacks.

I should back up a little first though. Yes, I lit my kitchen on FIRE last week. Pro-tip, don't reheat things full of grease in the toaster oven directly on the rack. You're welcome for that sage advice. Thankfully nothing but the toaster oven was damaged, and all is well. Though I never did eat lunch that day....

Unfertilized eggs just kind of look like breakfast.

Unfertilized eggs just kind of look like breakfast.

I also came to the bummer realization that the hatching eggs were duds. Thankfully the lady I bought them from is replacing them, and there is kind of a funny story behind the whole thing. Sam and I discuss it on the Drink & Farm podcast that goes out Friday so you can listen to it then, or I'll be writing a whole post about how to not hatch eggs this week. I have a few thoughts I need gather before I finish it up.

Cheers to plants in pots!

Cheers to plants in pots!

Back to the GOOD parts of the week!

I have plants on the deck, and tons of seedlings started. Which means we'll get to eat a few things from our yard this year! The root pouches have pear trees in them, and I also have a few grape vines. I ordered them as bare root plants, and they are beginning to bud. I'll plant them once a few leaves break and build some sort of deer protection around them. I'm hoping that could be as soon as this coming weekend!

My Mother's Day garden bed.

My Mother's Day garden bed.

The seedlings will go in the bed we built on Mother's Day, which is exactly what I wanted to do that day. We are hoping to build a few more this weekend, but this one is going to have a TON of veggies in it. I drew up a great little plan for it, but I want to make sure it all fits before I share it.

The last amazing thing we did last week was pick up our meat birds!

They are all named nugget

They are all named nugget

You can read more about that here in this post. I'm pretty stoked we are raising some of our meat here though!

The homestead skills book club is reading The Monarch and I'm currently working on the courage to go live in there. I'm not really sure why I keep hesitating. Maybe by next week I will have taken the plunge. I have some fun info to go over, and live video is really the best way to do it. 

We Drink & We Farm Things added some stickers to the shop! We are a podcast first, and purveyors of fine Drink & Farm goods second. Check them out here and snag one if you like! 

Thank you for week peepin' once again, and I hope all of you farm loving mamas had a great Mother's Day!

Cheers!

Bev

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