Hello to all;
This will be a short post today and no photos until tomorrow afternoon. We have as usual found lots to do to keep us fully occupied and out of trouble. Keeping firewood supplied to our two woodstoves takes quite a bit of time and as I have said before; it should have been done in the spring. Too much else
was going on at that time though so we are stuck with doing the firewood work now.
We are taking lamb to the butcher, Willies Meats, now. Two lamb went on Tuesday and three more probably, the coming Tuesday and three again the Tuesday after that and then on January 2 we are booked in with Willies to take in two beef and at the
same time we will try to take two sheep in as well. So check the “Beef and Lamb” page for details on cuts and pricing.
It has been far too cold as you are probably fully aware. At least it has been for me. The chickens too. They have not ventured more than 10 feet out of the house all day yesterday and
the day before. Most did not go out at all. For the last three days I have put their water and all their feed inside. They are still laying 14 or 15 eggs a day most days so that is quite remarkable. The cows and the horses seem to be faring well in the cold weather. They have spots that are sheltered from the wind and the two calves are in the barn overnight. The two milkers are still producing well so we
have lots of milk for our two households.
MY APOLOGIES; it took me until Friday mid afternoon to get the photos on to the blog. All these pictures were taken about noon on Friday 13, December.