November 14, 2016 FARM NEWS

The usual Monday morning garden view.  Compare to the several previous Mondays to see the changes.

The usual Monday morning garden view. Compare to the several previous Mondays to see the changes.

This view down the valley has been put on the blog several times. No fall colours now.

This view down the valley has been put on the blog several times. No fall colours now.

The weather continues to favour us again this past week.  Very nice and warm for November though the nights are a bit cold, but this has allowed us to get a lot of work done.  Aerron has finished planting the garlic and we now have about three and a half beds each 300 feet long with three rows per bed.  Some onion needing to be planted and then the whole four beds get covered with straw as mulch.  Two of the beds still need leaves spread and kept in place with more compost.  Too much wind the last while has prevented the spreading of leaves.  We have also been gathering and cutting firewood, the cook stoves have been running quite a bit now. Every morning our stove is started and it is going for most of the day.  This means though that we have to be getting together a lot of wood as we did very little wood gathering over the summer.  We are also just doing a cleanup around the area close to the house, mostly picking up and consolidating our wood piles and cleaning out our wood shed.

The four beds of garlic. The two on the left still needing more leaves and compost and all need their final coat of straw mulch.

The four beds of garlic. The two on the left still needing more leaves and compost and all need their final coat of straw mulch.

The cows are still being rotated through their pastures as there is still slow growth of the grass.  The horses are now mostly stuck on the same piece of ground.  The sheep are moved through their pastures too but their grass is now mostly eaten down.  All of these four footers are very happy that the weather remains relatively warm and the sun is great when you can just stand and soak it up.

Snoozin' in the early morning summer, whoops, fall sunshine.

Snoozin’ in the early morning summer, whoops, fall sunshine.

The ducks and chickens are all well and we have been doing work on their housing too, making improvements to the roosts in particular and getting winter ready.  The work on our pick up area shelter has come to a halt for now but we do need to do more to it as well.

The ducks and chickens at breakfast.

The ducks and chickens at breakfast.

We have a new page to our website.  This page that you are now on is the “Home” page and the pages are notes along the black banner across the page below the top photo, the site map I suppose.  The new page is the fourth page along titled “EGGS”.  This page is very much under construction and will be so for quite sometime as we are going to have a lot of information there about the chickens and eggs.  So have a look at that to see what it is about and where we are on it.  Eventually it should be a good source of information on all things chicken and egg. Well …  most  or many things and maybe even a hypothesis on what came first, the chicken or the egg.

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One Response to November 14, 2016 FARM NEWS

  1. Robert Feagan says:

    Love seeing the seasons change, and the various critters on the farm hanging about.

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