Usually I am here, telling you what to expect on the Neophyte homestead this year. Unfortunately I can't tell you much. It is all still up in the air.
We will be butchering our bull, but if we will be doing it or if we will be taking it to a locker is still unknown. It all depends on money and the weather.
We will be moving to the farmstead. And all the wonders that come along with that. We found our MASH tent. GP Medium. My brother lived in one is all sorts of conditions while in the military. He gave us a few tips on how to keep the water out, and to berm it a bit to help with insulation. He says they are cozy and plenty of room for my family.
Then you have everything that has to do with living off grid. Solar showers, clothes washing, entertainment and all the jazz.
I will tell you that I will probably hurt myself over this next year. It happens.
Husband will be staying at the Neophyte Homestead with some chickens, a cow and the garden. So there will be some updates for you from there.
Also what kind of strain our relationship will end up going through living like this.
Homeschooling is on the agenda.
as is a plethora of new to me skills, like soap making, lye making, hunting, smoking meats, ice house, sewing (I am taking an online course for it)
We can expect more births this year as well. And training new moms to the milking stanchion.
2010 should be filled with new adventure and stories to pass along.
However I am disappointed, according to my textbooks as a kid, I should have my own jet pack, moving sidewalks in front ofm y house, a car that drives itself with me only telling it where I want to go. And pills for food (though we are really close to the cloned meat on market)