November 23, 2015 Farm News

The usual garden view after the coldest night so far this autumn - minus 8C

The usual garden view after the coldest night so far this autumn – minus 8C

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.

Two Buff ducks, a barred rock hen and an ISA hen at the old duck muddied watering hole.

Two Buff ducks, a barred rock hen and an ISA hen at the old duck muddied watering hole.

A rose combed Red Silkie rooster

A rose combed Red Silkie rooster

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.

Three horses basking in the warmth of the early morning sun. Then it got cloudy.

Three horses basking in the warmth of the early morning sun. Then it got cloudy.

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.

 

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One Response to November 23, 2015 Farm News

  1. Robert Feagan says:

    That shot of the horses is like one of those optical illusion pics — the horses in back look like they are right there, but 1/3 the size. Hope the ducks and chickens can break through the ice when it forms in those buckets.

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