I’ve tried lettuce before but it seems to get burnt by the sun.  Jackson thought the rabbits needed some lettuce so he decided to help.  We built this raised bed.  I don’t like to buy plants or dirt from big stores but Walmart had topsoil for 1$ per 40 pounds and potting soil for 2$ a 40 pound bag.  I noticed the top soil was very sandy.  Seems that after having it for a few days it dries out quick.  looks like ill be  watering every day.   On a side note I was at lowes the other day and they had heirloom tomato plants.  They were a little pricey at $3.50 each.  Ill keep some seeds and see if i can recoup the cost next spring.

I got some free railroad ties.  Trip and I loaded to tractor and went to pick them up.  These are massive.  12″x14″x12′ or so is the size.  massivly heavy and to bulky to use as raised beds.  Ill get a picture of what im building.

More homesteading

Jackson helped me pole the rest of the beans tonight.  Got enough of the weeds out to actually water.  I think more will be salvageable than expected.

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I think I might do another garden.  It would be a fall crop.  I just don’t know I’d I’m up to watering.

Garden time

I let the garden get over taken by weeds this year.  Not only are the weeds bad but the soil isn’t the best.  I’ve been adding compost so at least something might grow. 

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After a lot of work I came up with this.   Not bad and should get some beans .

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Jackson eating peas

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New truck and a hutch

I decide that my truck was no longer of use to me.  I have not needed a full size truck in the last year.  I still need a truck and 4 wheel drive.  I had some issues with my truck so I decided to see if I could trade it.  I ended up working a deal on this s10.  Hopefully it will save me several dollars a month in fuel cost.

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The never ending predator issue is aggravating.  The current project is a rabbit hutch.  When finished it will be on skids.  Love my stuff mobile.  Jackson and maggie decided to stop helping and play with hair bows.

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Nothing good going on.

Work has been killing me so not alot has gotten done.  My brother and I moved the pig pen.  Boss and Dolly seem to like it plus they are now in the shade.

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I had a big run that still isn’t animal proof.  I’m now in the process of building every thing mobile.   I’ve got a fox that has appeared.  Stealing eggs and birds.  I salvage everything I tear down.

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I’ve also discovered rabbits are sneaky.  The pen they are in isn’t working.  They escape any time they want.  Looks like a hutch build time.