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Seed trays soil mixes and pee in a bottle. It was raining most of the day so we worked in the garage. My kids were in the garage playing and mixing dirt with me. They had a blast and I sometimes wish I could run an audio stream of the kinds of conversations they have with each other, they can be funny as a….
Digging out rocks. There are huge rocks ,and small ones too, in the ground at our homestead. One of the perks of living in the foothills of a mountain range.My micro Miss is trying to get that rock out. She got a bit mouthy so she gets to do it. God bless all my little people they are such good helpers, when they’re not trying to kill each other!
Hedgerow natural fencing. We have barbed wire already installed around our homestead. We want to hedgerow too. Let’s blend the two together for a fencing system that is NASTY SO NASTY.
Homesteading Chores.Montage of Accomplishment. It was, for the most part, nice over the weekend. Nice enough that I was able to get a couple of the kids outside. Not everyone finished their chores. No chores no play!! We started this Montage on 3/15/19 and ended it on 3/17/19. We did accomplish two other task but for some reason there was no audio on the video so I left them out. I think you get the jist of how much work we have been able to get done.
Planting and Cloning. We are working hard to get the homestead into spring condition. It has finally been warm enough to really start getting outside. We added two more grape vines and a rasberry vine. Each year I add some more asparagus, because it take 3 years to get any asparagus worth eating.
I also like to support the black cell trays with sturdy HDPE trays.
We are also trying to clone some cuttings and get our sandbar willow cuttings rooted. I have never cloned cutting before but am following the instructions in the Guide to Plant Propagation.
FAIL Melted starter trays. Well our heat mat hotbox works TOO good. It its so hot the grow trays inside melted. It also took several tries to get the kiddie pool we healed our trees in to the general area where we want to plant them. However so far our cheap greenhouse is holding up to the wind.
Rebuilding thermal glass. All of the thermal glass we used on our heat mat hotbox were failed IGU’s. Some of them were even missing the second piece of glass. We are trying to repair these IGU’s. Outside of a glass shop I’m not sure if it is going to work. We’ll find out soon enough.
Plant Propagation. I don’t know a lot of things! That is why I bought this book. What do you want to grow? It is probably in this book. The book covers a lot of propagation methods for a ton of plants. The sections on veggy gardening alone make this book worth while. You can find it on Amazon of course. And right now it’s on sale!