Sunday, June 28, 2015

Settling In, Still

Still settling in and working on getting things in place around the homestead

my husband has been working on putting up the herb garden courtyard...
while I have been washing laundry by hand...
as we are waiting on our washing machine coming in soon
the one we had did not have the right voltage range for solar power...
so we had to look into one with a range of 220 - 240 volts

we've been getting in more food plants

and I like to use the spring creek water for watering plants

lots of pineapple plants have been planted along the chicken coop

my ginger and turmeric plants are waiting to be replanted into 5 gallon buckets

my husband brought me a pretty wild ginger flower with roots...
and I will plant that into a large pot for something pretty...
to watch as it grows and blooms more flowers

we have one new wee chick...

and Big Red, the rooster, helps care for her...

and I think this little chickie may be a future egg layer

last, for now...
my little garden girl is sitting under the mango tree...
waiting for her place in the herb garden

May your day or night be blessed in the grace of the Lord.


  1. I just thought of you in the last day or so, wondering how things are going with you and your husband. It looks like things are moving right along. I look forward to seeing more pictures here of your home and homestead.

    Have a great week ~ FlowerLady

  2. So much work but you are making great progress by the looks of the photos. Love your little chickie.
    Blessings Gail.

  3. I too had been thinking of you, and know how much work there is to set up new homestead, and especially the gardens, etc. Did you sell you previous home? I always enjoy seeing how things are in your world, as it seems to peaceful & glorious!

  4. Hello, I just love summer! We all have so much to be thankful for! And we all love blogging for inspiration and the support we get from one another! Have a wonderful season! And may you enjoy your new home and all the wonderful plants and even washing your clothes by hand! You have inspired so many of us! You are both very hard workers! Gods Blessings upon you both!

  5. Wow! You sure have a big garden space on your new home. Your new place seems to be very relaxing, since it's away from all the city noises. Also, it seems that you and your husband are great in handling plants. I'm sure your garden will bloom wonderfully in no time. In any way, thanks for sharing that, Jean! All the best!

    Robyn Harmon @ Hills Moving