Have you ever noticed how MESSY this homesteading thing is??? If you are fairly new at it then you probably haven’t realized it yet but let me tell you, it’s a crazy hot mess when you get into trying to be more self sufficient.
Right now we have had about four or so projects going on at once…we really need to focus in on one and complete it but weather and life doesn’t always allow for such things!
To begin, we just “finished” our rabbit hutch…we still have a few minor details to take care of but it is housing the bunnies now, so they are out of the house! Thank goodness! They are cute and I love ‘em and their fertilizer, but I don’t love their stink!
Of course, I have my garden which is MUCH bigger this year and takes a lot more to prep and plan. BUT I know it will be worth it when we’re reaping what’s been sown! I already have our broccoli, garlic, lettuce, and peas in and plan on getting to the rest VERY soon!
In the mean time, the tiller is out, so is the loader machine, there are tire tracks all through my back yard because it’s been so wet this year and I have to finish my garden fence! Phew! I’m tired just thinking about it and the mess is driving me crazy!
We have LOADS of fire wood to process. By that I mean, cut, split, stack and repeat until it’s all on pallets and out of the way!
Speaking of pallets, we’ve gotten a bunch for free…so, like everything else right now, they need a home too.
Our newest chickens are doing well and could even start laying in the next couple of weeks….we still have to finish a few things on their coop as well…like the lay boxes!!!
Did I say four or so projects??? Well, obviously, it’s the “or so” with a few extra things added on!
Tell me, how messy is your homestead?