I know we have kind of "disappeared" off the face of the earth, (and even have not posted the last "Seven Sister’s Treasures" )! But we have been VERY busy! In one week  (and a day )  Cassia and I are going to an orchestra day camp that will be from Monday to Friday, and we are staying with friends there.  And, the Monday and Tuesday after that is 4-H general project judging. Then, the week after that is the 4-H fair! We almost live there that whole week because we are bringing/showing four different animals! (And multiples of each πŸ˜‰ When the crazy-ness is over, we will post about everything we did…that is, probably after camping. CAMPING? Right after the fair!?   It is a family reunion, so we like to camp then. I didn’t say we like coming home and leaving in a few minutes to be gone all weekend, but we do like camping!  (Okay, I think that is quite enough smiles!)

So, to say all that….the main point I am getting to is that you will most likely see little or no posts for a few weeks! Unless on of us who will probably be staying up all night to finish projects gets into a silly mood and feels like posting about how crazy we are in the middle of the night! πŸ˜€

 Okay, now to the original post! πŸ™‚


On Friday I did some work outside. I enjoy working outside (when I have time!), so this was fun!


We received our strawberry plants in the mail that evening, so after supper (and feeding animals, and washing dishes….), I planted them right before dark. It usually gets dark around 9:30-10:00-ish, so I had time πŸ™‚

Here is one of the twenty-five strawberry plants I planted. I know, it is not wise to plant when it is almost dark….the mosquitoes are out to bite!! I learned the hard way πŸ™‚


Then, Cassia ran the tiller in-between the rows of corn and beans, and I weeded them.





 This is…um….some of the rest of the garden.  I intended on weeding it that night, but it did not  (obviously)get done!  We are doing the square-foot gardening, so hopefully it will be easier to control the weeds! (*Clear throat*!)


originally started this post last month when we plowed and planted. But, I did not finish it. So, here are the pictures of the beginning


This is out in the field. We are renting an acre North of us to plant more pasture for the goats and plant some of our garden out there.  Right now the strawberries, corn, watermelon and pumpkin are out there.

(This is also a "before" picture πŸ™‚




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5 thoughts on “This and That….Where We Have Been

  • June 15, 2009 at 8:17 am

    Hey, WOW it sounds like you guys have been VERY busy =)!! TTYL….



  • June 15, 2009 at 1:42 pm

    It was so nice to see you all again on Saturday. It was such fun. When you all stood up and sang was so funny! I loved it. πŸ™‚

    By the way, this is the blog I usually blog at – http://dixonhomestead.com/rachel. πŸ™‚ You are welcome to come there and comment. I am just not on HSB much.



  • June 15, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    Wow, sounds like y'all will be REALLY busy here in the near future! I hope that all of our craziness ended Thursday. That is until the baby is born. There will be LOTS of craziness when the baby is born!

    I love your garden. It must be nice having all of that homegrown food!

    God Bless You!


  • June 15, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    I saw your comment and I wanted to let you know that I don't usually blog on my HSB blog, but on my regular blog – http://dixonhomestead.com/rachel. You are welcome to stop by any time you want to. πŸ™‚

    It was great seeing you all again. We should get together since we live so close. haha.



  • June 18, 2009 at 6:51 pm

    yeah, I kinda fell off the face of the earth too =) I really need to update my blog…maybe Saturday πŸ˜‰

    see you next time you come to church ='(



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