In addition to the 300 square feet of raised bed gardens we installed this year, we’ve also designated a corner of our yard to fruits.
Only the strawberries have been planted, and I’m so excited because they are starting to spread!
I used the $25 Gardens Alive offer to order the strawberries. I also ordered my raspberry canes, but we have been waiting for it to warm up a bit before planting them. One of my mom’s friends has offered to let me transplant some rhubarb out of her yard, so I hope to do that soon. That just left the wild currants.
The good news? I found them for $2 on Craigslist! Today my husband and I drove about 20 minutes down the highway and stopped at an old cherry orchard. A sweet couple bought the cherry orchard in hopes of cleaning it up. That is where Craigslist came in. She has all kinds of bushes that have grown up as suckers. It’s so savvy on their part – let others pay a few bucks to come down and dig them out! Benefits us, benefits them!
Pete dug out two wild currant bushes from the base of a cherry tree.
This was such a fun outing for us. Not only did we get two wild currant bushes, we picked up 18 fresh eggs and 2 bottles of locally produced honey! PLUS, I’d never seen a goat with a beard!
There were goats all over Jordan, and I was used to seeing them herded up the street or grazing in vacant lots. But none of them were this cute!!!!!
And I just thought these two were a hoot! I don’t know if you can see how there is a tooth sticking out on the one on the right.
I tell you. Makes me wish my HOA allowed farm animals! The farmer said they were great at alerting them to coyotes. I’d like them to warn me when this guy comes around:
We have bears that come down every summer. In addition to the berries I’ve planted, I also put in an apple tree and a peach tree. I know that it will be inevitable that this guy will want to have his share. I’m ok with that – as long as he doesn’t rip our gate off again.
Have you gotten any good deals off Craigslist?
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