You all can see I’m not very diligent. Time seems to get away from me these days. Christmas scooted right on in and William has been having a lot of trouble with his knee. He’s been going to see the doctor and having tests done to find out what is causing so much pain in his right knee. We are hoping to hear the results of the MRI on Monday. We are praying for a good report.
We’ve had a lot of rain in the last few weeks. Along with the rain came some rather cold weather. Because of the weather we haven’t been able to do much painting. William does have the storage building organized so we can get in there and repair, sand and paint the flea market items.
We’re going to try some homemade chalk paint. I hope it turns out to be all I’ve heard about it. What I’ve read about using chalk paint no priming is necessary. That will save time and money.
We have several items to paint. One is a jewelry box almost three feet tall. I think it will be beautiful when we get it refinished.
William found some chairs (along with the jewelry box) on the side of the road. The people were throwing all this away. We are going to refinish the chairs to go with a table we recently bought. The seats in the chairs are in very good condition. All that is needed is painting the chairs and putting them with the table to make a set.
We are planning to redo our garden area. We have eight raised beds. We haven’t had a successful harvest in the last few years. We are planning to take apart the beds and make two double rows using the Lasagna method of gardening. We’ve made two beds using this method and both times we had a great harvest.
I think this year we will plant some tomatoes, peppers, squash and cucumbers along with the herb garden. We’ve tried to grow green beans, peas and several other vegetables which have failed.
I’m watching our farm market bulletin for some Coronation Sussex and some silkies for sale. I’d like to have silkies old enough to go broody this spring. They are wonderful little incubators.
The Sussex may not be old enough to lay this year but we still have our Easter Eggers that we can put their eggs under the silkies and sell some of them.
These are some of the plans we have for our homestead. I’m hoping the plans work out for us.
We will be busy. We’re opening another flea market booth in a town about fourteen miles south of us. One of us will be working every Saturday to run this booth.
There you have another long rambling post. There’s so much I want to say when I do get around to blogging. Thank you for dropping by. Please do come again.