Sunday was our one year anniversary on the mini farm.
One year ago we moved to this little place in hopes to make it something. This was kinda our last hope before renting so it had and has to work.
Believe me when I say this was not the ideal choice but it was the only one. I wanted mountains, a creek, woods and good soil. Instead I got flat flood plain, three mesquite trees and black mud that will not grow anything.
Being the very stubborn people we are, the wife and I sucked it up and looked at it as our blank canvas to do what ever we wanted to do. With no clearing required we started building, we were here to stay.
Not everything has gone to plan this year but when does it ever? Looking back now, it was a real rough year. The snakes and owls just flat killed us this summer and the heat ran a close second. It takes a crises to know how to prevent one so we have taken steps to help out this coming year.
The one major change in the overall plan this year was going from a five to a seven year plan. I saw real quick that money and time was going to delay the overall completion of the Mini Farm by at least that much.
This years main goals for the animals are to get the big barn up and operational for the breeder chickens, turkeys, quail, geese and the fish.
The goals for self sustainability this year are to complete all the water harvesting systems, have the mini barn on all self made power, get a real good start on the outdoor kitchen and of course more gardens.
Like I said, It has been a rough and tough first year, but to many positives came out of it to say it was a bad one. Thanks to everyone for their prayers and thoughts and please keep them handy for this year too.
One other thing, let people know they need to start reading the Modern Day Redneck blog because I do have some good stuff coming up "you ain't gunna wanna miss it"