Not that I'm looking forward to mowing the "front 40" every week, but just the feel of the sun on my shoulders, finding any excuse to be outside with DD, getting my hands dirty, communing with nature - - it's intoxicating!
Trying to convince DH that the trees you see in the background (flowering plums) need to be replaced with fruit trees (apple, cherry, pear, plum) and berries. He's not the kind of guy to yank a tree out of the ground on purpose, so this task will require my best lobbying skills.
DH put up the grow lights for me this weekend; he's a bit miffed because I made a pretty big deal about needing them as soon as possible but I haven't planted one single seed yet. High Hopes Gardens says it's too early. Not So Virtual Homestead already has several planted. What's a wannabe farmgirl to do?
I wandered into Thiessens (a farm supply store) yesterday and made a bee-line to the poultry supply section to see if they had their chick display. It's all ready to go, but the chicks won't be delivered until today. I asked the gal at the counter a lot of questions and she was so helpful, patient and nice. I did pick up the Hobby Farms magazine (a waste of $5) and a long sleeve t-shirt that has a cool "farmgirl" logo in red (will post photo tomorrow).
Carpooling with DH lately to save a few bucks on gas. It's only a day or two a week, but its a nice excuse to spend an extra hour together.