Saturday, March 20, 2010

within the month . . .


Here's the view from behind the pond looking up toward the house and barns. We have had some REALLY warm weather this past couple of days so all the snow has melted, and the trees are starting to bud. I hope this means spring is coming soon! I am excited to see what this place looks like in the spring and summer. All the books I read concerning buying a farm always suggested looking at it through a whole year to see what each season looked like. Unfortunately, we had a couple of weeks to decide and buy this place so we didn't have time to see everything in bloom. I do know that we have a few fruits trees, but as for the rest of it . . . :)

We have had pizza night every Friday for probably 10 years now, and Ildi is now making our own Mozzarella cheese from our extra milk. In addition to cheese, for several months now she has been making all the yogurt we eat as well. And it is REALLY good.

Today she started her seedling for the garden in the house, and hopefully within the month, we will be able to till up our ground and get our garden in for this year. We'll probably do the same type of garden we had last year, since it was so successful, and add a few more square feet to the operation.

We have also decided to try our hands at another additional kind of animal. We are going to check into getting a couple of pigs to raise and butcher for our pork this year. Seems interesting . . . and challenging at the same time.

2 comments:

Barbara said...

We are just sitting down to spagetti for dinner and HOME MADE MOZARELLA CHEESE -- our mouths are watering! THANK YOU for posting these. They raise my happy meter.

Barbara said...

I meant "the thought of HOME MADE MOZARELLA CHEESE" ... WE do not have any here...