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Happy New Year

December 31st, 2009 · 2 Comments

HappyNewYear I am wishing everyone a Happy and Safe New Year!!!!

Wow, 2009 has been busy especially the last few months of it.  I have not been very good at keeping this site updated but with the gardening done, my focus has moved to other things not homestead related.

I am going to be posting more on what we are doing to get the garden ready for next year and I am going to be incorporating a couple of square foot gardens into the garden.

Randy is definitely not a square foot garden fan so this will be an experiment on my part to see what I can accomplish in the square foot gardens that we cannot in the regular garden.  I think I can eliminate two of our largest garden problems with the square foot garden.  Our number one problem was weeds.  I grew more grass in the garden than we had in the front yard.

The second problem was rabbits.  I lost 5 entire rows of green beans to the bunnies.  With a square foot garden, I can put some chicken wire around it easily so that the bunnies will have to eat something else.  This is an easy way to keep rabbits, dogs, crows, etc out of them.

I am also hoping to introduce Rosebud and a bit of mule powered gardening.  This will be a first for me and an almost forgotten art but it should be a fun project.  Rosebud needs a job and it will be a challenge for me to learn.

I can’t wait for 2010 to get here.  We have so much to look forward to this year.  I hope that everyone will join me in planning for a great year to come!

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2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Beth @ Smart Family Tips // Jan 2, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    Best of luck with your garden this year!

    We tried a square foot garden for the first time last year and LOVED it. It was easy to manage and it produced a lot. We’re already planning expansions for this year.

  • 2 Cindy // Jan 5, 2010 at 8:48 am

    I have gardened with a square foot garden before and loved it. Randy is going to be hard to convince though. All he sees is a very small area. He doesn’t understand yet that there is so much less maintenance. No plowing, rototilling, etc.

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