We had a great time visiting with folks at the BHM booth at Custer, Wisconsin, last weekend. Met a lot of new folks and renewed friendships from years past. I was a little nervous leaving David in charge of treating our five sick calves at home and wondering if our gilt would have piggies while we were gone. David did great and the calves were much better when we got home. And no piggies … yet. The gilt was bred twice, three weeks apart, so we’re pretty sure we won’t see piggies for another two weeks. Whew!
We just got over a rainy spell — lots of rain — more than 8 inches in all! Luckily we live on a gravel ridge. But the beaver pond is full and the beavers are laughing at us!
Will just built our last hoop house for the year and as soon as we get the plastic stretched I’ll be planting late muskmelons and hoping for late freezing weather this year.
The watermelons and peppers are doing great. I’ve never seen such big watermelon leaves as in the hoop house this spring. Wow. They look like squash leaves. And some of the peppers already have peppers set on them. They do love the heat!
I had to replant six rows of sweet corn. It was old seed and didn’t germinate worth a darn. I sure hate to throw it out but that’s what I did. The other rows popped up like they were shot from guns, as did our potatoes. Huge and happy. The garden looks great and I can hardly wait to start canning some of it up. In the meantime, I’ll can up some hamburger this afternoon. Love this homesteading!