The Journey Continues

If you remember, I mentioned in my last post that I thought I had 3 of my chickens were, indeed, roosters. They are which is unfortunate because I can’t have a rooster where I live. I’m now in the process of trying to locate a new home for them. I am also still waiting for the other 5 chickens to start laying. I’m hoping that will happen soon. I’m so excited to see what color of eggs I will be getting.

I also have my garden I’m waiting to see what produces. I have 6 19-foot long beds that have been planted. Some seeds were sown on Aug. 9th/10th. Those include zucchini and yellow squash, watermelon, cucumbers, carrots, okra and beans, which have sprouted and are a couple inches long, except the carrots which haven’t sprouted at all yet.

On the 18th and 20th of August, I planted radishes of two different varieties, turnips, beets, peas, tomatoes (2 types), cucamelon, sweet peppers, pumpkin, and a mini watermelon. So far, the only things to have sprouted are the radished, beets, pumpkin, peas, and the mini watermelon. I’m really hoping the cucamelon produces as I’m super excited for that one.

Honestly, I would like everything to produce but that would be a tremendous amount of food that would have to be processed. I would have to see what I could give away due to the fact that, right now, I am also attending online classes as well as working 30 hours a week so I know I won’t have a lot of time to be able to dedicate for canning/drying/freezing everything that is produced.

Luckily, or maybe not so lucky, the time of harvest (for most of the garden) won’t be until around the middle of November when my area is supposed to see the first frost of the season. I do realize that there is going to be some things that will be ready to harvest before then but, in general, I am looking around November.

That is also only a couple weeks before finals are scheduled and as I’m set to graduate then, I know I am going to be extremely busy at that time. Hopefully I will be able to gather some helpers to assist in harvesting.

I guess we’ll see what the future brings! Happy Harvesting!

Published by reba1719

I am an up-and-coming homesteader that, currently, is working 40 hours a week at a call center. I live in the desert southwest, which makes gardening a bit of a challenge. I am excited to see where my journey takes me!

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