This is my very first blog. I usually write all of this stuff in my journal.
I’m at my wits end here! I am having the hardest time keeping everything together and it’s just plain frustrating! I will give you a little background to my rant. I was born and raised in the city. I’ve lived in a city or town all my life. I’m no spring chicken now, I am a newly wed empty nester, so change is not new to me. I would like to think I am technologically savvy but as things change, I’m fighting to remain current. I’m having the hardest time keeping up with the farm life. My husband and I started out with just a few chickens and a little fence garden. I wish we had an agricultural mentor to show us how things are done and what to expect. My husband got a little riding mower when we started out and it took all day to mow down all those acres 😂. No one told us you needed a zero turn mower to start with.
You see tractors in all the farming pictures and movies, but they are essential for the survival of your back, legs and to have a decent sized crop! It was comical to watch us out in the hot sun trying to turn and till. It was murder! I laugh about all the faux pas we’ve made starting out. I learned the hard way that our little bunnies should not be housed together. We’ve since designed and redesigned bunny and chicken habitats to grow as our experience increased. We’ve talked to members of our church and people at work about how to do things correctly. I’ve found it’s difficult to keep things balanced and in hand when you don’t know what you are doing. We’ve managed well enough with the animals to increase our amounts once I had proven to myself that I was going to be consistent with their care and feeding. More often than not, I’ve been greatly disappointed at not being able to travel or visit back home like I used to. There is so much responsibility that you cannot be away very long at all. Everything is on a schedule that you have to maintain without fail, otherwise it can get away from you.
It’s a beautiful, serene place but more often than not, I don’t have the time to enjoy it.