We've got a gazillion tomato plants because Heritage Harvest Seeds wasn't kidding when they said they get near to 100% germination - and I'm using last year's seeds! Brassica seedlings are planted. If we do get a frost before the latter third of June, I can cover them. Potatoes are planted and more than I've ever planted before. Excess to our Moms and hopefully the local Farmer's Market in Caroline (which, by the way is getting more awesome every week!!).
I've got a sweet deal going with my Mom's husband, too. I grow the cabbages and beets and give him eggs and in return we get some pretty amazing borscht on a regular basis. Oh, and Mom & Kerry come out regularly to help with chopping (chainsawing, really) and gardening. Pretty sweet deal for us and we are incredibly grateful for their help!
The chickens are laying like crazy and we've started selling/trading eggs. I really like eggs but we are getting about a half-dozen each day so I'm happy to have an outlet. And now one of the former chicks has gone broody. We thought about chicks this year but have so much going on we decided against it. Now, we're going to see how it works out. I'm a little too fond of our current flock as I find them immensely entertaining so I can't see us dispatching them for the freezer but if we get some chicks I'll just think about them as dinner. I sometimes think that way about our rooster as he's gotten a little aggressive. At the same time, he does a very good job watching over the hens so how can I be upset with him? I feel safer letting them out to free-range when he's with them.
Then there are the dogs. I feel safer with them anyhow but they really do watch over the chickens and rabbits, too, not just Troy and me. The cats are awesome mousers. Okay, it's kinda gross but also funny when they bring a mouse home and chickens find it. Blech!
We've started breeding the rabbits, too. Three of our does to three different bucks. Originally there were 26 but we did lose a couple from each so now we're down to 22. They turned a month old on June 1st and are looking so adorable and cute! Although we are raising them for meat and/or pets, we are doing what we can to give them a happy and comfortable life. We have a dog kennel that we've converted into a rabbit play-pen and they've all been out. Next project for them are rabbit-tractors. Essentially, these are just big pens that we can put them in so they can get out on the grass more. It's a win-win because they'll be happier and healthier and we'll pay less for feed!