Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Cold Cold Winter!

Wow it has been a while since I have written. What a winter so far! One week we are 8 degrees and the next week we are in the 70's. This is crazy! Well besides struggling to save the plants we have in the ground, strawberries and so forth. We have had pipes busting and well pumps freezing. We have also been trying to keep the animals warm and dry. It has been very exciting around here. Everyone is still intact and getting along just fine. From chickens to us.

Our daughter was in the hospital from late September until just before Christmas. She had kidney failure and we didn't know if she was going to make it. But she is doing great! She's at home and going to physical therapy 3 times a week. She came out of the ordeal not being able to walk or even stand. So the struggle for her to recover will be trying ..........but she is very blessed. God laid his hand on her body and she is doing great.

I have transplants started and really getting good germination rates! That's believe me. That has been something we have struggles with for some time now with. Planting seed and not getting anything in return is expensive and discouraging. This year we are starting off great though and are seeing good return. The transplants are growing and healthy.

We bought a new (bigger..better) filter for the irrigation system. It was a nightmare to get things watered and fertigated but it is working great now (more good news). We have also purchased more frost cover blankets so we are getting prepared for the spring plantings. We suffered such loss from the late freezes last year. God has blessed us with a little extra money to buy frost cover blankets and low tunnels. We are far from having enough but we are working on it.