About Tricia

I am Tricia. Momma of nine, homeschooler, artist, foodie and maker of all kinds of things. It's a pleasure to share here our family homesteading adventures, the things we make, and what inspires our days. Read more about my family and work here. Thanks for visiting!

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Checklist for projects on Moss Flower Farm

Here is my new checklist for projects to continue our journey toward self sufficiency. I will check them off as they get done.

Introduce compatible fish to catfish pond (probably Tilapia)
Buy a Dexter cow
Buy an angora rabbit pair for wonderful poops for my garden and wool to spin into fiber and don’t forget the cuteness factor. Angora rabbits look like cotton balls.
Plant malabar spinach vine (not really spinach but tastes just like it, more nutritious and grows all year from one planting.)
Mulch blueberry orchard and veggie garden.
Add more strawberries to strawberry bed.
Start an asparagus bed.
Plant nasturtiums for edible flowers.
Plant pansies for edible flowers.
Plant hazelnut bushes instead of ornamental bushes.
Acquire 3 new apple trees
Plant a plum tree.
Plant 30 new blueberry bushes in orchard.
Add more raised beds.
Acquire 40 gallon tree pots to grow veggies in to maximize space in garden.
Run irrigation lines to new trees and citrus behind barn.
Build floating fish cage to use as nursery for fry (baby fish).
Buy some Goji berry bushes.
Plant daylillies (they are edible and delicious battered and fried)
Plant Kiwi vines
Plant cat tails in pond.
Introduce duckweed to pond to feed ducks, chickens and fish.
Find a paw paw tree
Find a soapnut tree for natural clothes detergent.
Find an olive tree, almond and cherry tree.

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Laptop notebook blues

In case you were wondering where I have been… I have been baking cakes, working on projects and working here at Moss Flower.  The reason I have not shared any of my activities… my new notebook is not turning on.  I feel like I am trapped inside my broken notebook.  All my crochet patterns which I have designed are in it (months and months of work), pictures of cakes for clients, pictures of my beautiful kids and especially the pictures of Olivia’s birth.  Before I can send it in they told me to get someone to do a back-up- eeekkkk!!!!

I do have another computer in the house but it is in my loft which takes me away from the kids and life and so I have had no time to post anything.  Say a little prayer for my laptop blues to get resolved. (I wonder if there is a patron saint of computers : )
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