Spring is in full swing in Oklahoma, and our little farm is getting busy! I love winter and the natural slower pace it brings, but by March, I’m ready for warmer weather. I get so excited when my bushes and crepe myrtle tree start leafing out again.
We enjoyed raising pigs so much last year! Last year we raised two. We kept one and a half for ourselves and sold the other half. This year we’re raising three pigs, keeping half the meat and selling half. This year we got three girls who are half red wattle and half Hampshire. We got them last week at eight weeks old. They were pretty skittish at first but are quickly warning up to us.
They root and dig a lot more than our boys did last year. They love their pen, their food, and their straw. They fight a lot, but they’re sisters, so what do you expect? They also play a lot, and it’s adorable! They love chasing each other around their pen.
My husband and boys made an early Mother’s Day present for me—raised beds for a garden! I’ve wanted one for a while now. I’m really excited. I planted tomatoes, bell peppers, squash, zucchini, and okra. It all looks great except the okra…a week in and it’s dying. I planted it too early, so I plan to dig it up and try again with okra in mid-May. I’m hoping for a good crop of fresh veggies this summer.
I’m running a little behind on getting my container flowers in because I’ve been focused on the garden. I did plant some dahlia bulbs—my first time planting bulbs. I’m planning to also plant impatiens and pansies in the next couple of weeks.
While these aren’t container flowers, I get super excited about my floribunda roses. This week I noticed the first rose buds of the year forming! I absolutely cannot wait to see this gorgeous plant bloom again.
What is spring like where you are? What are you most excited about this spring?
I love to hear when young folks are farming!🚜👨🌾👩🌾 We grew up on the farm and were never hungry during hard times.
Love and hugs to all. We’re all praying for Vanessa.
How are the boys?