Saturday fun Ep. 1

A lovely yard

After taking Friday and Saturday morning to spend some time with my husband for his birthday, we spent some time in the yard mowing, planting, and taking down trees.

My mom acquired about 100 strawberry plants from a local lady thinning out her strawberry patch.

Fortunately, even though I already had 25 strawberry plants and 20 pineberry plants I was able to figure out a great place to plant them. My theory is that if you find strawberry plants growing around trees in wild then they should thrive in a similar environment artificially planted.

I was told it’s best to mix hay or straw in with the soil to make it more loamy, but being a saver and an endeavoring self-sufficient gardener that I am, I crumbled up handfuls of dried leaves and mixed them into some of the less loamy soil.

This little guy scared the junk out of me when I found him popping out of the soil that I was aerating around one of the trees for strawberry planting!

And one of the trees my husband was taking down… Well that’s a task for another day as we got rained out half-way through the day. And as I got entangled in cleaning out what apparently ended up being poison ivy vines and roots I promptly went in and cleaned up with technu and used some alcohol on my phone. Lol

And as always, building a self-sustaining life is not easy, so I hope you find the inspiration and encouragement you need in this publication to begin your journey to a healthier and more beautiful self-sustaining life.

With love,

The Upstate Gardener/Crafter

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