It has been wonderful for us to have the opportunity to go from .24 acres to 3 acres. It will take some time (and money) to make all of our plans happen. It is exciting to think about the possibilities!
One of the first things I did was make a place for a compost pile. There were some pallets left in the horse area that I used. My plan is create three spaces with the pallets for compost. Not very pretty to look at but hopefully, we'll have some good compost...especially with our chickens (and soon to be rabbits)
We planted 24 berry bushes. They are in different degrees of growth...some have lots of leaves and are a couple of feet high and others look like small sticks! We love berries at this house so I'm not sure we will have enough to preserve but we will sure enjoy eating them fresh off the vine!
We are enjoying watching our chicks and ducklings grow. It has been a great little adventure for us. We got 12 chicks thinking that not all of them would make it...but they are all doing great. The kids love playing with them.
We had to buy a new lawnmower. We had one...but after not using it for over 6 years we couldn't get it to start. I'm hoping we have 4 lawnmower pushers in this house (Ryan, me, Kessiah, Jenessa)...so hopefully the job won't be too big! Ryan mowed the lawn this weekend while I was at 4H sewing club with Kessiah and Jenessa...he said it took him about 1 1/2 hours to mow our lawn.