Spring Is a Busy Time of the Year

I am trying really hard to stay consistent with my blogging but life seems crazy right now! Is it just me, or is everyone else on the busy train right now too?

We are wrapping up Evan's third year of Upwards basketball next Saturday and that will free up Monday nights and Saturday mornings again. Evan has been wanting me to take him to Tractor Supply a lot lately just so he can look at these ducks. He wants some ducks and chickens really bad (so does his mama, but with age I have learned to be a little less impulsive and wait for the right timing.) We don't have a shelter to keep them in and we don't want to use our money to build one right now.

We finally got the grow light ordered and installed for our aquaponics system. I have some very happy tomato seedlings now. I can't wait to see how this turns out and if we can actually grow fruits and vegetables in it. I plan to do a post on it soon.

This has been top on the list of my priorities lately. I took the time the other day to plan out my garden and I went and bought all my seeds. Evan and I also went and put our name on the local Farmer's Market list to operate a booth this summer. We are pretty excited about that!

This is what I bought to start our seeds. We used these last year and they worked really well. It's pretty obvious that spring is in the air with all the garden stuff out at the stores.

We have started tomatoes and peppers inside. Last year we started all our seeds inside. With our growing season being pretty long in KY, I am confident that we can sow the rest outside in May and have a good outcome. We will be planting around ninety tomato plants and seventy pepper plants. 

My boys went for a walk in our woods the other day and found these old bottles. We looked them up online and they date back to the 1930's. The Lydia E. Pinkham's Medicine bottle is pretty neat. Here is a link to a little information about her - Lydia E. Pinkham. I will be adding them to the other old bottles we have collected here on the Hundred Acre Wood.

Evan had to give a speech Thursday evening for the 4-H district competition. Unfortunately he did not advance, but he learned a lot and can't wait to do it again next year. This is a picture of him before he had to give his speech. The ten and eleven year olds were in the library for their speeches so of course he found a book to read while waiting. 

This is my next project I am tackling. I have been talking about having a compost bin for years. I am going to start simple and work my way up from there. Now I just need to find the money in our budget to get it done.



That's what we have been up to lately. What about you?



  1. I enjoyed your post about garden planning and spring being too crazy-busy! That is certainly the case here on our farm and always is. I don't expect that to change any over the years, hopefully we will just get more organized and learn how to waste less time! Thanks again, I'll be back to see what else you're up to. Kristi

  2. Oh, Interesting about the compost....I might have to join on that project!