life on the homestead
April 26, 2022
So much has been happening here on the homestead. We are putting up fence and we got a new puppy, an Australian shepherd who we named Suuvi which means, child of the summer. So far, she's been a good puppy, but as you well know if you have ever owned a puppy, they are a lot of work. But she's been a joy to have, the cats can't seem to figure her out yet and have been chased up the fence posts a time or two.
It has been very windy here on the ridge lately, and it has not been very warm either. Seeds are started and I don't usually grow sweet potatoes, but I had bought some from an Amish stand last fall, I was about to throw the last few out and found that they were sprouting leaves. So, I started some sweet potato slips. We'll see how they do for me and how they grow, we have never grown sweet potato before, this is our first time trying.
Syrup season started off very slow, and boiling the sap was so different from years past. We did end up with enough syrup which I use in cooking and baking in place of sugar.
That pretty much says all what we have been up to in 2022, it doesn't sound like much but with that and other things we have definitely been keeping busy. Winter for me just has been very long, especially when the temps are just staying cooler than I would like and it's almost May and what's the old saying...April showers bring May flowers. Let's hope that holds true :)