Measured New Planting Space

This is what I did today…
Measured and staked out 500 square feet of new planting space. Hand dug every square inch, weeded and removed all buried bad bugs. Safe guarded every earth worm I could and broke up all the clods. Raked over the bed and drew planting furrows with my hoe.
Planted 300 MORE FEET of beets (makes 600′ total now) and 100′ of cabbage transplants.
I’m tired
Had to really push myself that last 15′. Was not wanting to finish it but yet I wanted to finish it. Know what I mean?

Update on green beans:
That last ditch planting of green beans I did are blooming now. Might get a harvest before frost after all 

Eggs Eggs Beautiful Eggs!

I have lovely fresh eggs for sale.
Bring your own carton to save .50 cents per dozen.
$3 per dozen for large and extra large mixed
w/BYOC – $3.50 without carton
$2.50 per dozen for large and medium mixed
w/BYOC – $2.50 without carton

????????????????Buy 3 dozen at a time and save $1 total
Example: you buy 3 dozen of the large and extra large mixed eggs and you brought your own cartons. Your price is- $8

You can either transfer your eggs out of my cartons into your own, or simply exchange your CLEAN cartons with me. Cartons MUST BE clean and in good shape. Styrofoam and cardboard, 12 and 18 count accepted. Junk cartons should be trashed or recycled, please don’t pass them on to me as I can’t use them.

These are collected everyday from my fat and sassy, happy and healthy hens. They cluck proudly after each one they lay. I’m sure they are having the most interesting debates amongst themselves- who’s egg is biggest, who’s is the healthiest, who’s is the freshest!

We are what we eat folks, so feed yourself well and eat only clean, pure, wholesome foods!
What do my hens eat? I’m glad you asked, and I’ll gladly share the details with you.
I do my best to provide unlimited amounts of green forage, insects and tiny critters (frogs and snakes) for my chickens browsing pleasure. They have access to 15 acres of woods and pasture to roam. Pecking and scratching to their hearts content.

I put out cracked NON GMO, organically raised corn from my fields for them. They get milo from my crop last year. From this years crop I now have sunflower seeds and millet to feed them. I will be planting wheat soon so I can add that to their ration when I harvest next year.

All these feed items are grown on my land. No chemicals are sprayed on them. I start with heirloom, NEVER GMO seeds and raise them with tender loving care. All fertilizers and pest control are natural and organic. I never use herbicides of any kind.

If you are accustomed to these kinds of eggs you will be happy to get mine and if you’ve never had these kind of eggs- once you try them, you’ll never want to eat store bought again!

*Please note* I am not approved to sell my eggs at the Senatobia farmers market. I can arrange pick up/drop off with you. Text or call me to my phone to order your lovely eggs!

Taking Deposits/Trades now: Great Pyrenees Livestock Guard Dog Pups!

GREAT PYRENEES LIVESTOCK GUARD DOG PUPS!!! Taking deposits and trade considerations for litter due….. Momma came out of heat 3 days ago. Mark your calendars for the expected date for new pups to be born!

These pups when at the appropriate age, will protect your livestock from predation including coyotes, fox, other dogs, cats, snakes, raccoon, etc etc. They discourage thieves and trespassers on your property. Guard children and provide years of companionship for the sick, handicapped and elderly.

They require a 6′ fence and THEY REQUIRE A JOB TO DO EVERYDAY. They do not make good pets to sit in the house all day and go for jogs at the park with you. Apartment and suburban dwellers please find a different breed, PYRES WILL NOT WORK FOR YOU.
New owner consultation provided free before purchase of pup. New owner training also available.

Pups will be sold for $500 cash, each at 8 weeks old. Each month I keep them longer, the price goes up as does their level of training and ability. $100 deposit holds your pup. I do worm meticulously but any and all shots for the pup will need to be handled by you and your vet.

All of us at Oasis Homestead are eagerly awaiting their arrival…..
Located in Senatobia/Coldwater MS area. I will travel up to 2 hours one way for appropriate trade deal.

Tour previous posts on my page for pictures, videos, stories and customer reviews.
Trade considerations:
I accept some dairy nanny goat trades (must be dehorned, not more the 25% meat breed mixed in, already bred and/or currently giving milk), beef calves, a Jersey heifer (must be dehorned, tame to hand milking, gentle, obedient and 4 fully usable quarters with health papers) and also would consider bird trades:
I will accept laying age hens of any breed but I only value them at $10 each unless they are pure bred buff orpingtons – which would be $15 each. I will accept Muscovy ducks, guinea fowl (must be at least 1 mated pair) or Toulouse geese (must be at least 1 mated pair).
Not ready to take sheep or pigs yet.

If the trade animal won’t fit in the back of my pick up truck bed, you will need to deliver.

Aluminum Brain Detox Over

Alright y’all the 5 day aluminum brain detox is now over! Hope everybody followed through with theirs. Please take a moment to post a paragraph or 2 of how this detox effected you and how you feel before midnight this Sunday so I can close out this event.

Those that posted their daily updates will be awarded their points and noted on my client records.

I’ll Bring The Peas, You Bring Yourself, Please!

I’ll be at the market today. Bringing purple hull peas and chocolate chip cookies made fresh this morning! Yay! I’m baqck to baking again folks! Yum yum! I’ll post an update when I get there. See you soon!

Later: I’m here! Come get some peas and cookies!

Goat Introductions

Thought y’all might enjoy a pic of my lovely little dairy goats and their Billy.

I have 1 lamancha, 1 saanen, 1 Nubian and 1 lamancha/alpine cross nannies. My billy is a 75% saanen 25% boer cross and a big baby!

I’m spending more and more 1:1 time with them to get them more and more used to being handled before milking time comes next year. Keep your fingers crossed for lots of healthy kids to be born early next spring!