In the past couple weeks we
*got our gardens in
* have been building bee equipment
* inspecting bees and getting ready to rear queens
*weeding, watering, watering and watering( we finally got rain)
* remodeling our honey "house" and putting new equipment in
* spoke at the Mother Earth news fair out bees
* spoke at Eustace Conways Turtle Island preserve ( about bees)
* working with Blue Ridge women in agriculture as we are going to part of this years farm tour,,
oh and did I mention,, ??? we bought a 150 year old General store?? yeah, true story...
We are now on top of everything else ( almost) the owners of a 150+ year old General Store Located in the middle of the National Forest on a wild n scenic river.. * Coffeys General Store* ( its one mile from my house and has been closed down for years) it has survived 2 Historic Flood a great depression and has so much history. the antiques in it are amazing,, It's almost overwhelming ... so much history in the store!! and yes everything in it comes with the store ;)
it will be a bit of long road and a 5 yr vision to really have it how we want, but we plan to open on July 4th of this year.
the goal : you can get your essentials here for camping, our local produce, honey, eggs, soap, Chicken, ( pork eventually) etc
This is going to be a beautiful extension of our homestead!
The gardens : so all 5 gardens received a wonderful steady rain yesterday( after about 3 weeks of nothing) so everything should really start filling in!!
Its just me working these gardens so its quite a bit of work, but I wouldn't have it any other way.. :)
we have a lot on our plate right now, but I will continue to update your on our homestead , store, off grid life, market, bees etc...
So as you can see our gardens are growing and so our our dreams!!
Yay for new adventures!
and please forgive all the typos, I know there are more than a few ;) headed out the door and getting started on my day!! Have a beautiful day!
until next time