So summer has been busy….
We managed to get all of our garden boxes finished, so now instead of a 5×5 patch of dirt and a few 16L buckets we have over 130 sq. feet of dark, rich, water retaining soil.
We planted everything from onions, celery and bisecting carrots to potatoes, tomatoes, strawberries, and many more. Some made it through perfectly and have given us salads and fresh vegetables throughout the summer and are beginning to give us a fall harvest to freeze, can and de-hydrate, while others…. not so much.
Now that my favorite season is almost here we are out and about doing more and more and hopefully blogging about it as we go. I have a few projects starting for the fall season and will be posting for you to follow along.
This past week for example saw us on one of our first hunting trips, (in my area nothing but hare and bear are available, both of which are my targets) which unfortunately turned up no spoils. However we were lucky enough to find a mountain of delicious lobster mushrooms which we proceeded to harvest. We will be eating some fresh but the majority of them are now drying to be stored for the winter.
Last but not least is my newest project.
I am in the process (Literally. I am writing this as my welder cools down a bit) of building a small forge using one of my bbq’s, a brake drum and various pipes and fittings. I have already sourced and purchased the coal, obtained a few necessary items and have planned out the first few items I will be making.
After about a year now of planning and working on the gardens, getting some pantry areas and other storage spaces set up, and otherwise working towards the self-reliance urban homestead goal, things are starting to get a little crowded haha. (maybe a bunker under the garage is in order?)
Time to go finish welding the firepot for the forge then off to bed. Heading to the restaurant in the morning and then back home to finish the forge.
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