Sunday, May 30, 2010

another month passes by

So we've been in the apartment now a month.  We are really no closer to selecting a builder but we are making progress; I've already met with 2 builders, eliminated one, with 3 appointments next week.  I do think we have a plan we like that we are using for estimates and its a very flexible cape cod style 1 story with a future planned addition.  Its a smaller house but I think it will be perfect. 

The garden grows!  We have already harvested several pounds of radishes as well as some spinach, lettuce, strawberries, even some buttoned broccoli.  The cabbages are beginning to form heads, the chard and kale are growing fast, corn is breaking ground and the first run of beans should be producing in a couple weeks.
Next up we need to plant melons and cukes.

Lots going on here, looking forward to the next chapters

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Greening up Anderson

So I created a new Facebook page to help me (and anyone else who cares) find local businesses and farmers worth supporting.  Might also help me discover what businesses keep their money in the city I now live in.  I figure it will also help me find a customer base once our little farm thing gets off the ground. 
click the badge on the left of my page to view it.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Its Done!

The house in Greenfield is sold, done deal, no more anything to deal with. Have to admit its a bit surreal no longer being a homeowner but this is a step closer to our farming dream.  I've been neglecting the garden for about a week or so but next week I need to jump in full force to get pea trellis up, weeds knocked down, tomatoes, peppers and eggplants planted and staked where need be.  Its going to be a crazy week (as if I ever don't have a crazy week). 
We just celebrated my son's first birthday and we had no idea what we were doing but it went pretty well regardless.  New toys and new clothes and about half a cake came home with us that night.  We were so exhausted but it was great, got to see family and friends and hopefully a good time was had by all.