Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Planting, Building and Finding water...

So here we are, already into June and time has been flying by so fast I can hardly believe it. Life is so busy here that there's really no time to look at clocks or calendars... Time is not irrelevant, but here, more than ever,it seems to be another bizarre fabrication of our insane society.

We go to sleep when it's dark and wake when the light begins to return and the rooster crows. There's no tv or internet to keep our brains busy, so we do real life stuff,(ie:chores :) -and listen to cbc radio2, (the local stations are like audio junk food, all ads and crap music with absolutely no real substance whatsoever...)

We have 30 meat chicks on the go, potatoes are planted, and we found a spring! We've been boiling lake water and carrying drinking water in, so this development is very exciting to us. It's up-hill from the cabin, and not too far away, so it should be relatively simple to set up a gravity line to a reservoir closer to where we are...

I was talking to our closest neighbors recently, they were kind enough to invite us to dinner last week, and they are interested in doing a sort of co-operative gardening project, they have land and we have workers. This is perfect for us, as we are living on virgin land that needs so much work, and they are on land that's been farmed for generations... And I have lots of seed potatoes left to plant, so YAY!

Our meat chicks are getting a deluxe hexagonal log dwelling, the bugs have been decimating the spruce trees and if we don't use the wood one way or another it will just rot into the ground. The other day we found an ancient spruce tree fallen, too big to get my arms around, it had bug damage at the core and just snapped right off at ground level. Still good for firewood, but what a waste of lumber...

I really wish I could post some pictures, but I haven't quite figured that out yet...
Soon, I promise!



Thanks for reading my meandering thoughts, it's nice to think that someone is listening!

♥ ♥ ♥Renee J.♥ ♥ ♥

1 comment:

MoonRaven said...

It sounds like a hard and wonderful life you have chosen for yourself. Congratulations for making a go of it. It's great that you have begun to work with your neighbors--I hope that your co-operative gardening project works out.

Good luck with everything!