Wednesday, April 1, 2015

A Busy Wednesday

Monday's rain put us way behind on the week's chores. So, today we crammed two days worth of work into one!
It started with early morning baking and delivering some special order breads and back home by 9:30. We have a new farm intern and she arrived as I pulled back in the drive.
The rest of the day began.
First on the list was to make a lavender soap for my future daughter-in-law (yes, Luke is engaged!) that she wanted to give as favors to her bride's maids.
Lavender essential oil, ground lavender buds and a purple swirl, it turned out quite lovely!
Then we were off to the barn to feed and water the meat birds and fill water buckets. Next on the list was planting the potatoes that were supposed to go in on Monday. We lacked enough potatoes to finish about 20 feet of the 3rd 100 foot row. I will pick up a few more next trip to the feed store. A quick stop for lunch and then we headed to the greenhouse to get the strawberry plants. Black plastic was rolled out and holes cut to tuck each plant in. 75 planted today, we are still waiting for the other 25 to ship.
Even when those arrive I think there is still room for probably another 25 or so and I may try to find enough to finish out the row. Sis weeded the garlic and we called it a good garden day!
After our intern left, it was time for afternoon barn chores and I still had to snap a few pics to finish up the newly revised website that should be back up and running very soon!

A great day on the homestead!

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