October 26, 2015 Farm News

The usual weekly garden view this morning with the three beds ready for garlic planting   and the single row horse drawn McCormick-Deering cultivator in front.

The usual weekly garden view this morning with the three beds ready for garlic planting and the single row horse drawn McCormick-Deering cultivator in front.

We had a small ceremony to place Mom’s ashes beneath the young Oak tree where my Father’s ashes are also buried.  This was for Mom’s three sons and their families and after that a surprising number of people showed up at Mom’s old house for a gathering to remember and meet, sometimes with those not seen for some time. It was fine, sunny, warm fall day.  A sad and a happy time as memories were shared. So very nice of everyone to come.

Fall colours looking down to Mom and Dad's House just out of view to the right.

Fall colours looking down to Mom and Dad’s House just out of view to the right.

Reasonable weather this past week for mid-late October.  No snow is reasonable !  Except for the first two nights even night time temperatures were above freezing.  Quite a good dumping of rain on Saturday and through the evening.

More fall colours.

More fall colours.

We have been a little less busy the last while, at least in looking after the garden veggies.  We were able to finish putting some nearly composted manure on to the area for next years garlic.  Aerron harnessed the horses, hitched them to the large disc harrows and went twice over the manured area to work the manure into the soil and then hitched to the single row cultivator to work the soil a little more and to mark the rows in the beds.  That was a job well done and a good workout for the team.  They behaved and worked well.  We have more manuring to do on the areas of ground for next years potatoes, vines (pumpkins, squash, melons) and corn.  We’ll be using the pickup truck to move the goods as the manure spreader is broken and is in dire need of a complete and thorough overhaul, a rebuild.  Another job that the horses will get out of for now.

Aerron and the team resting with the disc harrows, from turning in the manured garlic area.

Aerron and the team resting with the disc harrows, from turning in the manured garlic area.

We picked up more apples from the neighbouring orchard, a lot of very good ones even from the ground.  Most of the apples are now off of the trees.  There are still quite a few of the Mutsu on the trees and many of these are good quality.

The late evening light is getting quite dim. The final passes with the cultivator. Three beds, one pass up each bed with the cultivator set wide and one pass return on each with the cultivator narrowed.

The late evening light is getting quite dim. The final passes with the cultivator. Three beds, one pass up each bed with the cultivator set wide and one pass return on each with the cultivator narrowed.

I’ll try to load pictures to this blog but really don’t think that it is going to work.  I am more likely to be able to load to Facebook so click on to the link to see all of the photos. To get to Facebook just look on the right of this page you are reading and just below the ‘Archive’ list is a small square with a photo of sheep and on it ‘Devon Acr ‘.  Click on this to get to Facebook.  Just in case you were asking. Post script: the photos loaded very quickly with no trouble.  There will be more on Facebook all the same.

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One Response to October 26, 2015 Farm News

  1. Robert Feagan says:

    Love the fall colours — interesting to see Aaron just loafing around as the horses pull him about — ah the life of the farmer…

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