Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Just a quick update on our progress ....

On the 4 acres: We have about 1/2 our peanuts in, with at least 1/2 of that already up. Our field corn is up, as is our Swiss Chard. We still have a small area to plow, but will wait til the plowed area is planted.

In the home garden, our sweet corn looks great (planted on an old hog pen), our okra is up (planted in a former cow pen), brocolli has been (and still is, but winding down) great, early peas have been more than plentiful (I figure we have a week or two left of the early peas). Romaine lettuce has come and gone, as have the radishes. Chinese cabbage, Swiss Chard are in full swing. Zuccinni, yellow squash, (some) beans, peas, tomatoes, cantaloupe, and cucumbers are in and up. We still have peppers, more peas, and green beans to put in. I planted some eggplant from seed this year, but it didn't come up. I will try again before buying some plants.

Big Spot farrowed in mid-April (12 survive of 16), Dixie in early May (12 survive of 14). Harry is due to farrow any day now.

Big Treat: Our former paster, Fr. John O'Holohan SJ visited the homestead last week. He came over from Ireland to give a series of talks on the Divine Mercy devotion in the Orlando area and decided to visit his parish in SC. It was great to see and hear him again!

We have a fox in the area which has been feasting on some of our free-ranging game hens. We haven't figured a way to catch up with him yet, but plans are in the works to interupt his dead-of-night raids.

We finally had a successful litter of rabbits (5) and two clutches of Muscovy ducks (9 & 5) hatch this past week.

Things are really hopping around here these days. God is blessing us greatly.

Oremus pro invicem!

3 comments:

Stephen Hand said...

Socialism No. Localism, Yes

WHAT IS REQUIRED IS LOCALISM,
NOT SOME KIND OF CENTRALIZED
DIRECTION BASED ON MICHAEL MOORE'S OR
NOAM CHOMSKY'S IDEAS, OR ANYONE ELSE'S.

CENTRALISM IS THE ENEMY WE
KNOW AS SOCIALISM, A
CENTRALIZED PLANNED ECONOMY.

GET THAT OUT OF OUR FACES AND PEOPLE
CAN THRIVE

LOCALLY. FREE ASSOCIATION. FREE COOPERATION
GROUNDED IN JUSTICE.

THINK THE AMISH. THINK THE ECONOMIC
THEORY CALLED DISTRIBUTISM.

Jim Curley said...

I couldn't agree more. I have recently wanted to post something substantial on Distributism, local control and cooperation, but have been spending too much time working the homestead to do so. And perhaps that is best for me and for everyone else, as there are many who can and have said it all better than I.

Jim said...

Are you sure that it is not a coyote? If so BLAST HIM!

Jim Dorchak
qm2ss.blogspot.com