I have been trying to find ways to save money and become more self sufficient and here are couple of new things that I am trying.
I started my own plant starts for my kiddie pool gardens a week ago and this is what I woke up to this morning!
There is just something magical about seeing new seedlings popping up out of the soil! It makes me happy :-)
This seedling is a sunflower plant. If you look close you can see the sunflower seed shell hanging on the plant. I am going to plant about 8 sunflowers along my fence The rest of my seedling are veggies for the gardens.
And call me crazy, but I have decided to try my hand at having some laying hens! I have never done this before, but my friend Shauna has always had laying hens and says that fresh layed eggs taste way better than store bought. She said that even though they say the store bought eggs are fresh they are actually usually about a month old by the time they get to the store and the birds that lay these eggs are pumped full of hormones and antibiotics. I have actually been interested in getting my own chickens for a couple of years now, but listening to her pushed me over the edge and convinced me to try it. So I got 4 chicks at my local Cal- Ranch store that are about 2 weeks old. They are supposed to all be hens. I sure hope none of them are roosters!
I will have to keep you posted on how it all works out!