How does a week go by SO fast?!?
It’s really crazy that this is already our third Week In The Life post, with all the busyness of life it’s just flying by. Not to mention that by the time this post actually goes live it will most likely be late Tuesday or early Wednesday since it’s been an absolute zoo here this week.
This week we had our big work weekend that we had been preparing for. Kevin gets a personal day once a quarter which we hadn’t used up yet and we were able to combine that day and take a paid vacation day to extend our weekend into four days of projects. We asked friends to help out with Noah on various days which was AMAZING. Who knew how much you can accomplish without a toddler underfoot and a strong focus?
Noah LOVES hanging out with Charlotte and Steve, he had a great time snuggling and watching movies:
And cleaning up his mess with their spiffy vacuum cleaner (note to self….teach all children this skill asap).
The big push for this weekend was getting our master bedroom prepped and the beginning stages of being painted. Which means everything from our bedroom had to be relocated around the house. Aww Tetris we meet again. Our laundry room is in a state of almost disaster right now:
Ahhhhhh!!! And the rest of everything has been relocated to Noah’s room and the living room. So far we are working on a trend with this whole sleeping in the living room every time I am majorly pregnant haha.
But the great news is Kevin was able to (with the help of our good friend Jordan) knock out all the prep work in the bedroom, clean, mask and spray two coats on the trim before the end of the weekend. It is looking great! Hopefully by the end of this weekend we will be wrapped up and have the new flooring laid in that room.
I spent most of my time either entertaining Noah or working on a few smallish projects while we was being watched. I was able to finally muster up the energy to log a few more hours working on the backsplash. It didn’t actually end up with a ton of visible progress because I was working on a particularly tedious area that needed individual tile spacing. But we did lots of brainstorming and decided to go with a metal edging to finish the top edging which I was able to find at Home Depot this week and got other prep work done on it so I am happy.
On The Homestead
The meat chickens are settled in nicely to there new home and are getting fat.
The rabbits are getting nice and big. I’m hoping that little gray one up front is a female so I can keep her as a breeder. One of these days I’ll take the time to check haha.
Glory upon glories, I finally took the time to setup a five gallon waterer for the rabbits. Best decision EVER. No more messing with those stupid little water bottles every morning and worrying about them running out of water. Don’t worry I grabbed photos of the whole process for ya, I’ll have them up soon.
Everything is blossoming and sprouting the first leaves of the season even with the chilly nights we have been having.
Blackberry bush is coming back strong. Maybe we will get some berries this year!
Figs popping out leaves.
Some leftover potato volunteers decided it was as good a time as ever to get some leaves going.
And we have Rhubarb!! Tractor supply came to town and was carrying the roots so I grabbed some and low and behold they are growing! Everyone says they won’t survive the summers here so we have them in a pot that can be moved around. Kevin’s favorite pie is Strawberry Rhubarb but no one carries frozen or fresh rhubarb anywhere that I can find. I have literally spent hours on the phone searching all over Atlanta and surrounding cities for 2 years in a row looking for it. Apparently these southerner’s don’t know what they are missing out on…
The greenhouse is churning away at the seedling production. Our ant problem has continued right into the greenhouse and we have lost a number of plants to them or ?? They are particularly obsessed with my baby artichoke seedlings. Tear.
I’ve been trying diatamaceous earth all over the place but its hardly slowing them down. I finally sprinkled some actual bug killer on the ground area only in the greenhouse (since we won’t ever grow there) to see if that will help save some of my hard labors.
Finally got the chickens out and plants in and it makes me so happy to see!
Sweet potatoes have yet to start slipping. Think it must just be too cold still, I should probably bring them into the house.
We’ve been having some late freezes this last week so we purchased a little oil heater and that seems to be doing the trick so far on medium or even low at holding it above freezing.
I was able to knock out all the transplanting of the tomatoes on Sunday while Noah played at a friends. We setup a little planting station inside the greenhouse which is working great.
The top part of this shelf turned into a great place to set the newly transplanted babies:
In the middle of the greenhouse we have two shelves for starts:
And we brought in our handy little seed starting setup from our room to provide some supplemental light to the next batch of seedlings (and bonus, get it out of our bedroom):
Well that about wraps it up for us this week. What’s been happening in your world??