Not really much new this week on the farm front. Just more of the same. Getting ready for winter is a main preoccupation and the wood collecting aspect has taken much of your time this week. Chickens and eggs take a lot of effort each week as well.
The weather is half the time well suited to what we are doing, and, the other half the time is not so very good at all. But still overall the weather this autumn has been quite mild and we have had no great difficulties with it. The lane way, though muddy at the bottom corner, is not in too bad shape compared to what it would be like in any other mild fall. The water hose is still laid out to deliver water to the chickens and cows and that has frozen a couple of times but thawed out in a few hours as the day warmed. The hose for the horses is a different one and we are able to drain it after each use and will be able to use it all during the winter that way. We do have buckets too but that is a lot of work and time and only happens after a very long time at extra cold temperatures.
Still not finished with the mulching of the garlic beds but that can be done when it is frozen. Much better to do it while the weather is still warm enough that we don’t need all the heavy winter clothing.
I’ll see if I can get more photos posted to the Facebook page at Facebook .com/devonacres.