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My tremendously supportive husband & I have 3 wonderful children, 1 dog, 12 laying hens, 2 dairy goats, 3 bee hives, and a 2000 sq foot vegetable garden on a small 1/4 acre lot in the city. In the center of it all is our small 1,000 sq foot house purchased in 2008 as a foreclosure that we fully renovated to host our growing family, home school adventures, and small home business (CozyLeaf.com). We have a desire to learn a path to self sufficiency finding ways to be good stewards of the resources God has given us. We want to learn to live with less as we laydown roots to our little homestead.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Trench Digging, Getting water to the garden!

So in getting the garden ready we also need to get the watering ready and we decided it would be best to dig a trench and bury a water line out to the garden instead of running a garden hose every day!
We were going to rent a trencher so we wouldnt have to dig it all up by hand, but then we realized that was going to be about $100 so we decided to dig it up by hand to save the $$$. It really wasnt that bad either!
Sarge sure was happy with the freshly dug up soil! He kept laying in the trench and was so happy we were digging up all the cool soil for him and he didnt have to dig it up himself! It did get a little frustrating after a while when Sarge was pushing more and more dirt back in the trench and the chickens were falling in because they were trying to find bugs and worms and the goats were stepping on all the dug up dirt and moving it back into the trench...not to mention the shock, awe and excitement of our children!!
Well several hours later we were all done with the digging and laid down the pvc pipe and connectors to get it all ready for water. I took this picture really fast and didnt even get a picture before we covered up the pvc because we were in such a hurry to beat the loss of daylight as well as animals and children from digging up out work...or falling in! But we got it done and are pretty happy with how it turned out...there's still a long way to go before the water is all connected and flowing to the garden, but this is the big part anyway!

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