Thanksgiving and Black Friday Garden Deals

Hey Everyone!

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving if you’re in the states. If you aren’t, I hope your dinner was good yesterday!

Justin is home for the day and we’re just hanging out. This is his first 4 day weekend this year, I think he’ll get another on Christmas. He needs the rest anyway, the insurance world is brutal.

 

Thanksgiving:

I hosted Thanksgiving this year at our new house. We had my dad and sister over. I put on a pretty good meal I think, I’ll call it a success.

Managed this past week to not only host dinner on Sunday for Dad and Connie, then I delivered pies to Grand Rapids to a friend for her mom. They were ordered a few weeks ago for Thanksgiving. We sold our Dishwasher last Thursday, sold some art supplies this past Tuesday, hung out with friends, had one of Justin’s friends for lunch on Wednesday and still managed to get everything done for Thursday with time to spare. It was busy week, but I enjoyed it. It’s nice to have something to do.

Dad also brought over scrap lumber from a greenhouse I built in High School (he built it basically while I watched). I’m going to pull all the nails out and cut it down for raised beds out in the garden and in the Savannah. Since the wood is partially rotten it’s not going in the main garden. It will go out in the tall grass to grow flowers or other things. I may even plant trees in the middle of them and grow flowers around them until the trees outgrow the box and destroy it naturally.

Today I found 6 tires online for free, so I’m gonna go grab those for beds out in the savannah as well. I would love to have a bunch of flowers out there for the bees, for myself and possibly for cut flowers for the farmers market.

 

The Chickens:

The baby chicks are doing well! We’ve still got 6 and one has a funky leg issue that I’ve corrected and then he developed a new one. He was hyperextending one hock at the knee joint, really badly. So I splinted his legs and he’s quick doing it so much, but now, in an attempt to outsmart the splint, he has twisted his leg around so one foot points straight ahead and the other points off to the right. He doesn’t seem to be in any pain, but now I can’t do anything about this one either. Stupid chicken is driving me nuts.

We also had two more babies this morning with possibly 5 more on the way.  That should nicely round out our chicken flock and we’ll be done hatching for a while until we do another batch of quails.

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Black Friday Sales for Gardeners!!!

Alright, so I thought I would share a couple of coupon codes with you for black friday. I personally abhor black friday, but I can’t say that I don’t enjoy saving money on next years garden plants and seeds! I just made an order from Gurney’s and bought a whole raspberry patch plus two elderberry bushes for $65. It would have cost over $150 easy without the coupon.

1. The 2Boys1Homestead Etsy shop! We have some handmade jewelry and seeds up for sale right now. Use coupon code “BF10P” for 10% off anything in the shop. I’m sorry I can’t offer a higher discount, but I keep my prices low to begin with. The coupon expires on the 1st of December.

2. Gurney’s Seed and Nursery Co. — Use coupon code “0537015” for 50% off everything on the site! This coupon should be good for the month of November.

3. PineTree Seeds — These guys have a HUGE selection of herbs (medicinal, culinary and natural dyes) and a great selection of seeds. Use code “BlackFri15” at checkout for 15% off your order!

**No one is paying me to post these, I’m just sharing the codes!**

So, hopefully you can get some plants and seeds you need for the spring without having to break the bank!! I’m not a huge “christmas present” person, but I totally believe in using the sales to save money on things I’ll have to buy anyway!

Enjoy!

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Ben

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6 Comments Add yours

  1. I too abhor (great word!) Black Friday, but sadly we’ve adopted the event in all its dark glory in the UK. Happily I’m in Prague on business so I am missing all the chaos. However, like you, I love a bargain. Enjoy the calm before Christmas comes!

    1. We will! We’ll be raising up our baby chicks for their christmas journey to the coop!

  2. Hope says:

    We got some chicks too (the easy way, already hatched), back in September. They’re already nearly full sized, if not actually full grown, and very happy in a coop my husband built for them. We’ll probably start getting eggs in the spring!

    1. Fantastic! Congrats! We wanted to hatch ours because it was a lot cheaper in the long run and because we wanted the full experience. Now we have an incubator for the future as well! Good luck with your chickens!

      1. Hope says:

        That’s something to think about, for sure. We didn’t look into the comparative costs — hubby picked up the chicks on impulse when I was neck-deep in pickles, and we didn’t even have a coop! It all worked out, though.

      2. Haha, you probably didn’t do too badly then. We avoided getting chicks because the shipping cost was astronomical. All my eggs were shipped free. We wanted the incubator for future chicken/quail hatching for meat birds as well and flock replacement.

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