Even in January, the homestead has a big to-do list!
Here we are at the beginning of 2020. I will be honest in saying I have been working on this blog for sometime, and it has been an ongoing learning curve. I think all of my farm hobbies have been easier than getting this blog together! If you want to know more about the farm, please visit the About section of my blog. I’ve finally got myself organized, and so I would like to begin with a summary of what the homestead has going on in January:
We discovered we lost our beehive over winter (it appears they swarmed) and so we mailed in the check to pick up two new nucs in May.
I ordered five new chickens to join the flock, including a Blue Copper Maran rooster and a Black Copper Maran hen. I chose a new roo with the idea that maybe I will sell the chicks or hatching eggs from these two.
We built a greenhouse for which I would like to write a more in-depth post later. Actually, we built that in the last week of December, but who’s counting?
A friend of mine, and owner of Hands on Wellness, LLC, has reached out to me to build a partnership. We are currently working on a plan to distribute goods produced and/or made at Humble Hills Farms starting with homemade lye soap, which will be another post in the near future.
I have officially started some of my seeds indoors, namely, onions and a couple early tomatoes and peppers.