Little by little we are working on the property we bought almost a year ago. We have a basic garden in, that will be getting expanded a bit this year. I got three chickens late last summer and they gave us the Christmas present of starting to lay so now I’m getting two to three eggs a day. In the Spring I will be getting four apple trees that were a Christmas present. I’m going to be ordering some plums and some roses from our local National Resource District as wind breaks. I plan on using the roses down by the road to hopefully take over for a few of the weeds. We get piles and piles of tumbleweeds and I’d like some of them to go away. The plums are bushes and I want them to help be windbreaks for the apples. I’m hoping this Summer to work on fencing and shelter for critters.
I am keeping an eye and ear out for the fiber critters but I want to have a good solid fence and shelter area for them. I will also be on the lookout for people who want old buildings torn down and/or removed. Maybe I can get some good lumber or a building that way. I’m hoping to be doing a lot of big and small projects. I just have to keep reminding myself that it is going to take several years to get things where I want/need them. Things will fall into place a little at a time.
Things are starting to fall into place already. I found a second used spinning wheel at a great price. My mom gifted me wool and an antique skein winder last Fall. The farmer’s market is doing well, as is the consignment at our co-op grocery. I’ll be starting classes hopefully next month, although that is quickly approaching and I haven’t heard much more from the director of the building I want to use. I do know that she is in the middle of a fund-raising event so I expect to hear something after this weekend. I am excited to start classes. Teaching something always makes me learn that skill so much better than if I just do it.
Since the next market will be here before I know it I had best get going on setting yarns and making wooly balls. Hope ya’ll have great projects going as well.