November 16, 2015 Farm News

The usual garden view this morning.  Compare this photo to the heading photo on previous posts to see how the scene has changed with the changing season.

The usual garden view this morning. Compare this photo to the heading photo on previous posts to see how the scene has changed with the changing season.

Last week was quite a busy one for us.  It took the two us nearly two whole days of working, perhaps 30 man hours to get the new box built on to the back of our pickup.  All of the wood, except for three  4 X 8 sheets of 1/2 inch plywood, was reclaimed lumber.  The three sheets of plywood were removed from other spots around the farm. And we got it finished just before 10 a.m. on Tuesday. We then had to carve out a spot on the slope near the barn so as to load two cattle beast and get them to Willie’s meats by noon. The loading took a while but we made it on time even though the truck was very heavily loaded, even close to being overloaded.  Everything went well, the truck handled fine and our new structure at the back held up with no problems.

Mulch being spread on the Garlic beds.

Mulch being spread on the Garlic beds.

We spread some leaves on the garlic beds and covered them right away with a well composted hay mulch before the wind was able to blow the leaves away.  We could not do too  much though as by the time each day that we were ready to lay down mulch, the winds had increased such that we were unable to put down the leaves without having them all blow away.

Piles of well broken down hay mulch, piles of leaves and various tools lying about.

Piles of well broken down hay mulch, piles of leaves and various tools lying about.

We also spent two days accumulating firewood and scrounged up some more reclaimed lumber fro use in future projects.

This butterfly was flitting around in the sunshine this morning.

This butterfly was flitting around in the sunshine this morning.

The everyday work needed to look after all the livestock and poultry also takes considerable time as well.  Go to our Facebook page for more photos.  I’ll have that up late this evening.  I was unable to get to it last week.

Waddling up to the watering hole to splash about and muddy clear waters.

Waddling up to the watering hole to splash about and muddy clear waters.

 

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2 Responses to November 16, 2015 Farm News

  1. Robert Feagan says:

    great shots — and glad to see you found some things to do — it’s such a slow pace up there and I feel badly that you have to go out of your way to keep busy… OK, enough with my imagined story of pastoral and bucolic quietude

  2. devonacres says:

    Ah yes, the sweet life of the idle rich farming class, pass me ‘nuther bottle!

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