Sunday, April 14, 2013

My little corner of the farm

Friday was my last day of work.

Tonight, reality is starting to sink in.  It's a pretty damn good reality.

In addition to all the other things I need to do to get the Useful & Beautiful up and running, there will a lot more gardening going on.  (I didn't calculate this move to occur in April on a whim!).

Here's the useful part of the back yard, as opposed to the beautiful part.  (Though function can be as beautiful as form, in its own way).  Chicken coop, extension, cold frame (with pea, bean and lima seedlings inside), some random rubble, water storage barrels behind and the compost system on the right behind the coop.

One bad chicken, right behind the coop door.  Enjoying being an only hen.  What kind of flock animal is she, anyway?

The bright green leaves in the left front corner are the blueberry bushes, which are leafing out like crazy.  Once berries start forming, I'll net them so that we get more than the birds.  Between chicken compost and nets, we did really well last year from 4 bushes.  Would love more, but space is really limited.

Have a great week, everyone.  I'll be in my workroom, making that sewing machine smoke.

8 comments:

BeckyMc said...

Congratulations on changing your life! My husband did the same thing last October, and he has been so happy. Here's to the next chapter. Happy sewing!

Cherie said...

Chickens! Quitting your job. I read the post twice and tried to be less jealous the second time. It didn't work. Congrats!!!!

gMarie said...

I am thrilled for you. Best of luck as you move forward with useful and beautiful. :) g

Graca said...

Reading this post made me happy. I missed your stories from the chicken coop and that blueberry bush made me smile. Congrats on your new chapter, can't wait to see what creations emerge from the smokin' sewing machine.

couturearts said...

Yeah! Have fun doing what you want for a change.

Rose said...

Congratulations on this new stage of your life! How wonderful! I admit that I am happily envious. I hope that you will continue to share a portrait of your life with your blog readers.

Lisa and Robin said...

Well, I'm inspired. I'm a few days from making my 'announcement' and who knows when I'll be 'free'. But I'll be watching you to see how it goes!

Kirsty said...

what a beautiful *and* useful corner of your garden. Best wishes on the next phase of life. I'm impressed with your bravery (having done a leap a couple of weeks ago into our own business fulltime which means less time with our chickens and blueberries).