We don't really have forty acres- closer to 1 but here is the latest:
The chickens are almost full grown. When we purchased the chickens the seller said to plan on a few dying- umm, we must be really good at raising poultry because all 25 (they sent ten extra as a "bonus") survived!!! Gratefully we were able to give away 10. And don't even mention eating a few because chickens are "friends (pets) not food". Eggs you can eat.
The asparagus is growing like crazy- we are now in the "give a bunch to the neighbors" mode- not because fresh sweet asparagus isn't a family favorite, it's just that, well, you can only eat so much. Besides, it's a great way to earn brownie points.
I'm getting ready to plant some honeysuckle and white jasmine (maybe my favorite smelling plant ever- mmm, I also really love the smell of lilacs.... and of course roses ...and gardenias, and .... hasn't our Heavenly Father given us an amazingly beautiful world?)!!!
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