Around the Ranch-May 6, 2018

I think it’s safe to say spring is here to stay. Finally!

Here’s what we’ve been up to!

Ryan was  able to get the chickens moved to the farm after the snow finally melted. Crusher (the rooster) is busy keeping an eye on all of his hens who are enjoying the shade of their coop, the spring breeze, and all the bugs they could want. He put them on the edge of a corn field to start since the ground was still too soft for the coop. This week he’ll be moving them to the green grass of the field!33

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Ryan also rototilled the garden and plans to get some of the cool weather vegetables, like spinach and lettuce, started this week. We didn’t get to use our greenhouse this year, but it will be up and running next year, so we can have an earlier harvest.

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On Tuesday, Grandma and Grandpa watched Atlas while Ryan, Anne, and I drove to Minnesota to buy a small cattle trailer. We’ve been hauling pigs in the back of the truck when they’re little and in a makeshift pig trailer when they go to the butcher. Neither was ideal, and after many, many month of searching, Ryan found one that we think will work well for the pigs and sheep this year.

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Last weekend, Ryan and I picked up this year’s bees. This is one of our bees from last year. We’re hoping that we’ll be able to pull at least a little bit of honey from the hive this year. Fingers crossed!

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In the next week or so, we’ll be starting work on our flower beds. We’ve never really grown flowers before, so wish us luck!


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