So, I began this blog a little over a year ago with every intention of sitting down to post, share, upload etc. However, being a full time working mom, with a 2 hour round trip commute each day, a mini photography business to run, and a homestead to tend to, I got a little busy and this whole blog idea was put on the back burner for awhile.
You know when life gets in the way and you are just running from day to day on auto pilot? You’re not exactly sure what day it is, and your blood consists of 93% coffee?
Yeah. That was me.
But my friends, here we are. June 6, 2020. Still in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, in the state of NY where I live, we have been in lock down for 86 days now. You’d think in those 86 days I would’ve managed to type something, ANYTHING related to our homesteading journey for this blog but….nope.
Like many of you, these past 86 days have been spent working from home, being my children’s personal assistant, housekeeper, nurse, hairdresser, personal trainer, and waitress, all while trying to run our homestead. Is anyone else as exhausted as I am? And while I’m at it, why do these kids eat so much? Like. All. Day. Long.
Anyway, here we are. Day 86 and I have written my first blog post. Go me!
The first thing I’d like to share with you all is our brand spanking new garden! It’s what we have been working on most this spring and we love it like it is our third child.
Our Italian Garden 2.0 is approximately 4,000 square feet and includes:
10 cedar raised beds, a mini orchard with 8 fruit trees, a chicken coop with 9 chickens, and a bee hive. We had a fence company build the fence 2 years ago and after last fall when a raccoon climbed the fence and stole one of our chickens, we have since added on extra security with an electric fence attached to the wood posts.
I had my children provide the tour for your entertainment. Enjoy!