I’ll be doing a bit of a shorter post week from now onwards, unless of course I can find a whole lot of interesting tales to relate. Follow the farm on our Facebook page as well. I’ll post a short note and photos there every 3 or 4 days but Facebook does not seem to be the place to convey a significant amount
of information so I will make longer tirades and post more photos here at this site each week. I still try to make sure that the posting appears before 7:oo pm every Wednesday. Comments are few and far between but please do so, I would love to here from you and if you would like me to talk on something in particular, if you have a question on the farm or if you have any photo
requests then let me know that too.
This time of year the weather is not always so critical to us as it is during the growing season when we are constantly worrying about to wet or too dry, too hot too cool or any number of other weather things. We are still adversely affected though. Wild winds cause concern as does intense cold and snowfall. Mild spells such as today can be a nuisance as the laneway soon becomes impassable. It gets far to muddy to travel the driveway and if we don’t avoid using it and we will often stop using it until it refreezes or dries up again. Mild weather is preferable though. Less firewood is burned, all the animals are more comfortable and happier
and chickens lay more eggs. So today is great.
Wood cutting and splitting took a lot of our time and we cleared the oak logs from the front have cut to stove length and piled it in the woodshed with a bout a quarter of it split so far. Our car, the white Mazda, needed some repairs. The gas tank had a leak. this
was fixed temporarily with some epoxy as was a leak in the oil pan. The permanent fix in both cases means replacement parts and that is probably not happening until spring. So the temp fixes and even maybe refixes will have to carry us through. I did a pretty good semi-permanent repair to the exhaust pipe and fixed the headlight the was out by wiggling the connection. So
the hope is that this will see us through. We need another vehicle though, one that can function more like a truck, maybe a truck.
The heading photo is the same photo location that I have been using for the past few weeks so that the changes that occur with the season change can be seen.
Most of the other photos are today’s though if not I’ll note that.