Today I want to talk about some of the things going on around the farm. If you've read through the previous posts or the About Niffer's section, you'll know that we recently moved from West Virginia to Tennessee. First, I'd like to say that we LOVE Tennessee. I'm sad it took us so many years to get here. I grew up in West Virginia and I will always be Wild-n-Wonderful (I even have a tattoo to prove it, ha!!), but Tennessee is our perfect match. Is it possible to have a soul state rather than a soul mate?
I think so.
Anyway, we're fresh here and so our farm isn't quite like the bustling farm you'd imagine. But even though we just moved in back in September, we've managed to get along quite nicely. One of our fabulous neighbors tilled up a garden plot for us last fall and again in March. The garden is 28 feet by 128 feet, give or take a few inches.
The garden has been my biggest focus this spring. Food is important, at least I think so! I really want to succeed and have a fruitful (or vegeful?) garden. I've been spending a lot of my time trying to tackle the weeds to no avail.
One thing I can be thankful for is my bug repellent. I keep it in my pocket and apply as needed. Last week the gnats were fierce. I swiped some onto my bandana, my ears, and the back of my neck to keep them from buzzing around my head. Then I smeared a bit on my ankles to keep the biting bugs away. The lemon eucalyptus oil not only is a great bug repellent in general, but it is also recognized by the CDC as a tick repellent!
But even though the model isn't being carried out 100%, it's still nice to reference. I went a little crazy when I ordered seeds. I think I ordered one of everything! After spending weeks carefully planning, reading, weighing pros and cons, I placed my order. Then three days later my neighbor stopped by and dropped off a bunch of seeds, many of which I had already ordered. I can't complain, he's so excited to "see young folks want to work the land" he couldn't help himself and got us some seeds.
But now I have to figure out how to make it all truly fit, without the clean lines of my model.
That's all for today, I better get to work. This Saturday we're scheduled to pick up our first package of bees. So maybe next post will be a buzzing update about them. I'd love to hear back from you! Do you homestead and/or garden? What ways have you used Niffer's All Natural Products to help around your home? I'd love to hear what you're doing or tips and tricks you use in your garden.
Have a great day and enjoy a few pictures from around the farm that I took this morning.