Oh. Em. Gee. Has it been a minute since we posted a blog and I am SO incredibly sorry. Things have just gotten so crazy with the new baby, this COVID-19 mess, and life in general. We have basically been on lockdown since Wildbaby was born and while I am usually a homebody, this has been a bit too much even for me.
When I titled our last blog post The Slow Season, I didn’t think that would mean we would drop off the face of the Earth. I would like to apologize to our readers for that. You guys deserve an update. This pregnancy has been really rough on me mentally and I just have not had the capacity to sit down and write about our lives while trying to grow a whole other human being, homeschool Wildchild, and make plans for the coming year in regards to our backyard homestead.
We have definitely entered the slow season of things around our little backyard homestead. It’s even slower now that we do not have the chickens. I am not walking back and forth a couple times a day to deal with them. I am just a little bit bored now and going slightly stir crazy. Being almost six months pregnant is not helping much either. So, what exactly are we doing around here? Read on to find out!
In our last post, we talked about how we were working on integrating the two new chickens into our existing flock. Well, they are fully together now. However, we have run into some issues that aren’t about them all getting along. If you are wondering how we manage it all, keep reading.
A few months ago we bought three new chicks to add to our existing flock of three. One passed away, see post here. So that left us with 2 chicks and 3 hens to integrate. As this is only our second year with chickens, it has been a bit nerve wracking trying to get them all to coexist.
As I am sure you noticed, I wasn’t able to get a post up at our regularly scheduled time. That’s because our special needs Ameraucana chick started heading downhill. You’ll remember from our previous post, that she had an overgrown beak we had to trim.
When I sit and daydream about our future homestead, I often imagine a rustic cabin like the one pictured above. Whether or not our home will look like that one day, remains to be seen. We are still working out the details on what our dream home will look like.
We are still a couple of years (hopefully less) from moving to our dream land, but that doesn’t mean we can’t learn the skills necessary to be successful homesteaders now.
It occurred to me while laying in bed last night, that we haven’t really talked about WHY we have this dream to turn to homesteading. I mean, if we are honest it is not a very typical dream for a family to have. I suppose I have had the dream longer than Aaron and he caught the bug from me.
This weather is killing me. We still have snow on the ground that just won’t seem to go away and I am over it. I can finally see my garden boxes again and I am itching to get my hands back in the dirt, to plant some seeds, and watch our food grow.