I have been saying for a few weeks that Spring is a time to grow. But it is also a time to plant. So here on the homestead, it has been quite busy. Our temperatures have been all over the place, so we waited till the end of the week to start putting things out into the garden and transplanting some of our other vegetables into larger pots.
The pollen has been very thick here but the rain and wind are cleaning a lot of it out. So, during the short down time in the flow, we started feeding the honeybees. We are also going to plant a few annuals to help our little ladies stay busy and productive.
The new egg mobile is ready to be put into service and we will be rolling that out this weekend. With all of the food scares out there right now I don’t understand why more people are not wanting to grow/ raise their own food. Food recalls happening on a daily basis helps drive home the urgency that as a nation we need to revamp how we get our food. Joel Salatin reminds us…”The butcher, baker and candlestick maker have been around a lot longer than supermarkets and Wal-Mart.” We need to bring them back to our communities. Every town needs to be more self-reliant. Local economies would be stronger and our food would be safer. Plus, our environment would not be in the pickle that it is in now. So, with that being said look around your home and find space to grow some of your own food. Take this time to plant. It doesn’t matter if you have the room for a backyard garden or if you are growing in containers in your apartment in California. Start with your favorite vegetable and enjoy the rich flavor it will have from growing it yourself. I promise you won’t regret it.
Be sure to check out our live streams and videos on YouTube. During this growing season we will be covering many topics on growing your own food. You won’t want to miss it.