So it begins,
A new adventure…a new blog adventure to be exact
‘Not Dabbling In Normal’ could not better describe my life, and I am pleased as punch to be here and writing about my crazy life!
My name is Kim aka the inadvertent farmer, I live on a small 10 acre farm in Western Washington State (yes is does rain as much here as legend has it) I garden in zone 8. My vegetable garden consists of raised beds for veggies, a melon patch, a berry patch, as well as a orchard. I garden organically, sustainably and quite often lazily. I battle to the death slugs, voles, moles, thistles, and killer wild blackberry vines! I try to live in harmony with the large herd of elk that come through as well as the occasional deer, coyote, and bobcat….although I have been known to stand on the porch and yell at them…
“Just leave the garden alone!”
Much to my sweet hubby’s shock and horror we have somehow come to be the guardians of 4 llamas, a goat, a growing flock of chickens, ducks, turkeys, a new puppy and our minor celebrity Gizmo the camel….yep we have a camel! I will save his story for a later post…I don’t want to scare any of you away too soon!
We also have been blessed with 5 children…4 of which are boys…proving God does indeed have a sense of humor! Our first batch is of college age, our second batch is of potty training age. I home school the younger ones, and pray for the older ones.
I love to sew, garden, bake, blog and take pictures. I hate to clean house, shop, wear heels, and speak in public.
There you have it me in a nutshell…a small farmer raising organic fruits, veggies, critters and kids!
I will have the pleasure of your company every Saturday and am looking forward to getting to know you all. I will try to share my limited knowledge in a manner that is both entertaining and grammatically correct…politically correct may be a bit more dicey!
If you are of the adventurous sort and have a strong stomach for manure, a messy house, and a farm that is part wildlife refuge then you can also find my daily adventures over at my blog the inadvertent farmer…
And since I just cannot seem to post without pictures, here is a random sample of my life…
Next week I will be letting you peek at what I do on a typical spring day here on the farm…I might even try to explain why I do what I do on a spring day here on the farm…then again it may not be explainable…Kim