Friday, May 23, 2014

Spring Blessings

It is time for a new start.  I've got a new blog design (thanks Ashley!), it is new Spring season, and I am finally coming out of a blog drought!

I am really excited for this blog to be more about our life in the country, my faith, our family, but mostly just the regular everyday things that make our life wonderful.

This spring has been amazing for us.  I have really loved seeing our homestead transform over the last few weeks.  Rain has brought a lot of green to our area.  The trees and grass are growing like crazy, and we are are just trying to keep up with the new adventure.  It seems like each week, month, and season brings its own challenges and projects.

Last weekend, we planted 33 trees on our property.  They are small seedlings about 12-18 inches tall that will hopefully grow into large trees to provide a wind break and shade in the future.  We planted oak, elderberry, american plum, cotoneaster, and chokecherry trees.  There is a program with our Natural Resources District that allows land owners to order seedlings at a discounted price, if ordered in large quantities.  We ordered 50, but after 7+ hours of digging, planting, watering, and mulching, we didn't have the daylight or energy to plant the other 17 trees.  At this point, I don't know if they'll make it if we plant the rest now.

I'm looking forward to this long weekend.  We have family coming over on Monday for Memorial Day, and I'm working on a gift for my mother-in-law.  I'll share more about that project later.

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