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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

What's Happening on the Homestead

Hi everyone! Well, I wanted to show you some pictures of what's happening around the homestead, but the pictures loaded themselves backwards! The hammock was supposed to be the last picture! A reminder that after all the work you do preparing your family for the future, you need to sit back and relax and enjoy the gifts God gives you! Enjoy! (Honestly, I haven't even sat in the hammock yet!! :) See the chickens under the apple trees?)
Can you see the 2 tiny pears growing in the picture??

The snap peas are getting tall. Can't wait to try some! (The little ones are from seeds that didn't germinate and had to be replanted.)

Raspberries have bloomed and are setting fruit!

In a few weeks these strawberries will be red and juicy and ripe for the picking!

3-week old Arucana/Americana chicks are almost all feathers! Aren't they adorable?????

With the beautiful, warm weather we've been having in northern Illinois lately, I hope you're enjoying all that Spring has to offer. Don't be so busy--with life or with your preps--that you forget to stop and enjoy the little things.
Prep On!
Gen-IL Homesteader

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Anonymous said...

Things are looking good over there! That hammock looks so awesome. We planted strawberries, and hopefully next year we will have a good harvest. We finally dried out enough to get the garden in. I didn't think the rain would ever stop. This is the latest I've been in getting the garden going. You are right, we need to slow down to enjoy God's creation's, but there never seems to be enough time, when you're creating a homestead to shelter against the storm ahead.

Rhubarb question: Do the stalks have to be completely red. Also the leaves are huge, would this keep them from ripening? Looks like we have some with tassles growing up. Does this mean anything?

I saw your last comment, how do I get a hold of you. Should I email you through the blog or do you ever go to the chat-room? We need to find a group or BOL just in case. It is a huge weight on me. We are planning on staying put, unless we absolutely can't. It is most important to us to be with Christians.

Now that I've manipulated the comment section I will go. lol

Gen-IL Homesteader said...

Shelly, I know what you mean about the garden. Still have put in potatoes or my last 2 rows of corn. Ugh. There IS so much to do on a homestead. There never seem to be enough hours in the day. (What else would we do with our time, though, right?? :)) We'll eat it eventually--sooner or later!
Rhubarb--there is a white version, but most are red. The stalks will be all red. It will make flower stalks, but i'm not sure about tassles. There is a 'look-alike' rhubarb that is a weed. You don't have that, do you? When it gets real full and there's no sun on the stalks, I pull the biggest stalks and eat them.
Definitely e-mail me. inthered2@yahoo.com. We'll get you covered with good people!!! Good to hear from you! BTW, some friends are saving coffee grounds for me!

Gen-IL Homesteader said...

Shelly, I went out and picked some rhubarb today. Yes, some of the stalks I picked have a little pink/green/yellow-ish color (not sure what to call it, but it's on its way to being red!). A few thin, tall ones I picked because their leaves were so big and I wanted sun on the rest of the plant. So, not all stalks will be totally red. I hope that helps!

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