We had our first 70 degree day here in Northern WI, the snow is gone and we had our first tornado of the season-it must be spring! I am finally realizing that we will be picking up our piglets in 3 weeks! Um, 21 days…wait, I’m not ready yet. I have found a local source for organic feed-but fencing, shelter, waterers still need to be purchased. It’s time to get out of the planning phase and into the doing.
It is also time to get the laying hens out of the shed/brooder and into their pasture shelter so I can clean out a winter’s worth of coop litter and get it into the garden. Some folks might see only stinky chicken poo, but I see a garden flourishing with juicy tomatoes, and thick crunchy carrots! The Freedom Rangers will be here in mid-May and the additional 25 layer hens need to be ordered too. I am struggling to not get overwhelmed by dealing with my mother’s estate, getting the trim finished in the house, the workshop built, renewing the lease on our still unsold house in town and oh yes, the culvert which washed out at the end of our driveway! At least life is not dull!