If you hoped to see some beautiful lush, green photos, or colorful vegetables in this post, I’m afraid you will be disappointed. We’re not there yet! Be patient, those photos will come, sooner than later. We’re in California after all 😉 I started my seeds indoors today. It’s little late (but not too late,) for our part of California. I could of started them indoors a month ago, and have them in the ground by the beginning of April.
If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you know that my longterm goal is to be as self sufficient as possible, having a small homestead that provides the food my family needs, and a little extra. We’re not there yet. It’s my goal, and I will get there, but it’s a few years into the future. The progress might seem slow to some people, but it is a steady progress. I’m coming a little closer to my goals every passing month. These past six years I’ve been trying to learn as much as I possibly can about organic gardening, working in different places, in Nevada, and California. It’s starting to pay off.
I’m not ready to start my own homestead yet, but (drum whirl …) we just signed a lease on a property with ample space for a big garden. We’re moving to our new place in two weeks. Before last weekend I didn’t know if/how/where I was going to have a garden, that’s why I didn’t start my seeds until today. I am excited about this new place. It has an exquisite house, and plenty of room outdoors, including a big pasture (with a little barn.) I see us living in this place 1-2 years, at least. Time to further improve my gardening skills, before starting my own homestead.
There will be lots of work to make it “our place”. Starting up is somewhat challenging, but rewarding. The best part is that I get to bring Ghost (my horse) home. Right now I’m boarding him at a very nice boarding stable, but there’s a 25min drive, one way. Almost one hour both ways, (more during rush hours.) I always go there twice a day, that’s almost two hours, every day. I can’t wait to have him outside my door, being able to go out to the pasture anytime I want. I have started to look for a friend for him. It would be cruel to have only one horse (in many countries it’s even illegal to have only one horse,) they are herd animals. Ultimately I would like to give a home to a horse that really needs it, there’s so many of them out there.
As you can imagine there’s many thoughts swirling around in my head right now, so much to do, and so exciting! I guess this post wasn’t only about gardening, but for me, my gardening journey this year started today, when my daughter and I planted the first seeds. We started lots of cherry tomatoes (because we love eating cherry tomatoes,) eggplants, pepper, and squash. We will plant other vegetables as well, directly into raised garden beds, in a few weeks.
I hope you’re having a wonderful day! I would love it, if you’d share your gardening plans!