Matt has been feverishly working on the van to make it into the ultimate self-contained road-trip mobile. The sink and cabinet are now in place with a handy drawer and shelf.
The Fantastic Fan is installed and runs off the solar power, so we can keep air circulating when the car isn’t running.
The portable water heater and 33 gallon water tank arrived in the mail yesterday so those will be installed shortly so we can have hot showers on the road!
Our three oldest pullets (Elsa, Anna and Leah) are now all laying eggs. Leah lays light blue eggs, Anna lays brown eggs and Elsa lays darker blue eggs. They each lay about an egg a day, so I have permanently crossed eggs off my grocery list. Finally!
In gardening news, I have harvested my first carrot!
I chopped it up and added it to some salads that were 100% home grown, lettucce, toppings and all (ok fine, I didn’t grow the salad dressing)!
Our peach tree has also been producing some little peaches. They are delicious! They taste just like larger peaches they are just littler.
We have a beautiful southern magnolia tree on our property and it started flowering this week. The blooms are gorgeous but they smell even better!
On Sunday, we opened up our hive again to inspect it. When inspecting the hive we are looking to make sure the Queen is laying eggs, inspecting the general health of the bees and looking for pests, looking for signs of swarming, and also checking to see if we need to put another super on the hive for the bees to fill with honey. We’re still really new at this, but overall the hive looked good and there are a LOT of bees in there.
I am not sure if I have mentioned this on the blog before, but Matt and I have been going to a lot of estate sales and yard sales and we buy things cheap and re-sell them on eBay for (hopefully) more. Video games and accessories are our best sellers usually but we really enjoy everything vintage. We’ve added quite a bit of vintage to our own personal collection, but here are some neat things that we picked up in the last few weeks that we will be listing on eBay:
You never know what you’re going to find at an estate sale or yard sale, which is part of the fun. The best part though is never having to pay full price for just about anything that you desire. We’ll keep you updated on future cool finds.
Happy Memorial Day Y’all!