SO IT STARTS...
The farm is ours, and so is all the work.😁 We set out to the farm last Friday and stayed until Monday. It was an amazing time.(even though it rained the first two nights.) It was myself, my boy Evan and Katie.(my fiancee) Speaking of her....
*A picture of my beautiful princess doing our dishes near our spring.
Evan had so much fun over the weekend. Mainly he rode the three wheeler and got to help out when we needed it. He helped with moving camp supplies, gathering wood, and tending to the dogs among other things.
He Evan managed to make a new friend over the weekend. A little baby Fence Lizard...
The hounds did their part as well. They were the nighttime protectors since we live in an area with bobcats, coyotes and the occasional mountain lion. And in return for their services they received freedom to do as they chose during the day.
Preparations began on my behalf and I got a few things done. First was mowing the pasture. It is about 3 acres(1.2 hectares) and hasn't been mowed yet this year. So a lot of it is taller then my head...and all I have to mow with is a little push mower. But I started the job and got about an acre mowed.
I also planted my ginseng roots in my designated "medicine garden." I planted them in the same area of the woods I had found a ginseng plant growing naturally, so I think they will do well there. And there is a mighty oak tree looking over them as a protector.
I was able to finish the process of clearing a path along the creek all the way to the spring, and made a path we can ride the three wheeler on to get there as well. This saves a huge amount of time and energy versus walking each time. I also removed some cut and some fallen trees from the path that leads to the top of Rattlesnake Ridge.
I feel good about the work we accomplished, and great about the family bonding and memories made. I hope to do at least a weekly update to the progress made on the homestead.(and of course the awesome fun we have.) Thanks to everybody who continues to support me and for being understanding about my lack of presence on the chain. I love you all!!!🤗🤗
A few more pictures of the weekend...
*Jenga....our way...add blocks instead of removing.😁
*Our Australian Cattle dog, Ella, sleeping in between shifts.
*Evan's Doberman, Evil, keeping an eye on the woods during a hike.
*A sunrise on a foggy morning at the homestead.
*A couple of wore out city dogs after a 4 day stay at the homestead.
*All pictures my own, taken with my Kyocera phone.