The planning we had done prior to buying and with the buying delays paid off in so many ways and has let us get a lot done in the way of gardens and poultry and generally setting up the base for our future endeavors. Applying the plans to a new climate has been an adventure!
The round dots are trees and the three round dots with red borders are the apple trees. The clothesline is next tot the Herb Garden.
I think the thing that has struck us the most is how this country can grow things. Given the hot, wet and humid summer it is more like jungle than we had ever expected. Last summer when we gardened here in August it was dry, they all said pretty normal so we did not experience the insane weed and vegetation growth we have seen this year.
Imagine these arrivals on the 28th of August last year....our very first livestock. The turkey Poults that came to New Castle by air and then rode with me in the car to Kentucky!
Little golden balls of fluff were also a delightful addition when we finally got possession and were moved in.
All in all we are loving our new home and I know it will keep us amused, entertained and fairly fit for years to come. Of course it is also feeding us like kings as the seasons progress. This post does not begin to cover all the aspects of the farm and its progress. We hope it gives you some idea and a few smiles at how the year has gone. I would rate the results of the first year as 60% success, 30% failure and 10% disaster. We have learned from all aspects and are already working on things to change and do better for 2017.
God Bless you all and be safe. Take joy in the small things we are blessed with!