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Picking up for winter and haying pictures
Tuesday, November 15, 2016      10 comments

I spent Sunday picking up and bringing things in. The squash was all still in the garage, still a lot left even though I have given tons away. A lot of pumpkins too. It took quite a while to carry them all to the barn. There was a huge white... Read more
Cold weather
Saturday, November 12, 2016      13 comments

Last night it was down to 23 degrees, so far we have had a mild fall, I just picked my celery today, one of the last things in the raised beds. I only remembered today that the Brussels sprouts need picking too, tomorrows project. I spent ... Read more
More workshop work, and another mixed up day.
Wednesday, November 09, 2016      9 comments

After chores today I called the cows down to the barn and gave them another batch of the squeezed apple chips left from pressing cider. I have resorted to subterfuge lately when pushing in hay bales due to Juniper and Jake both wanting to check... Read more
Putzing around
Tuesday, November 08, 2016      10 comments

Just did a little of this and that today, nothing to exciting. After breakfast the usual chores except there was 300 lbs of grain to put away. It had been sitting there for a week or more, so I took care of that, throwing them downstairs and e... Read more
Apple cider making with pictures
Sunday, November 06, 2016      14 comments

I know this is late in the year, but I haven't even made any apple cider yet! So yesterday I threw the big blue tote in the tractor bucket along with a 5 gallon pail when I went down to push some hay for a while. When the hay bales defeated my... Read more
Country Tomato Soup recipe for canning
Thursday, November 03, 2016      8 comments

This is a tomato soup recipe I have used for over 25 years, it comes from the newer additions of "Putting Food By",but for some reason it is not in the indexes. It can be found in the section titled Canning Convenience Foods. A plug for my fav... Read more
Raking and Tedding hay the last few days
Wednesday, November 02, 2016      6 comments

What a crazy time to be doing hay, the wind is making it dry since sun has been nonexistent the last few weeks. I raked for 4 hours on Monday and tended and raked for 4 hours on Tuesday, I was very cold when I got off the tractor, burrr. I wen... Read more
Weekend
Tuesday, November 01, 2016      8 comments

I spent the weekend in MA, long drive! It took Mike and I quite a while to unload the car and lug the meat around the house and down cellar, then he had to pull stuff out of the freezer and rearrange everything. A weekend down there is busy in... Read more
Getting things done!
Thursday, October 27, 2016      11 comments

Well the steer is still at large after two days of the neighbor trying to get him, he has seen him but not gotten close, today he took a bale of second cut hay down back to lure him out. Hope he gets him soon. I discovered after talking to him... Read more
Where does the time go!
Tuesday, October 25, 2016      7 comments

Been sort of preoccupied with the barn cleaning out, I did another dump run today with a very full truck. I had put a lot of stuff in the main bay of the barn, and it now had to be all removed for the hay to be put in. Still finishing up on th... Read more
Running around day, and loading lambs.
Saturday, October 22, 2016      9 comments

Yesterday started with having to bring the sheep in the barn to corral a couple of lambs to load up. They didn't all come in when I called due to Juniper and Bud hogging the doorway, but I did get all but one of the lambs, so I didn't bother tr... Read more
Finished project pictures.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016      14 comments

I finally got a picture of the cellarway although it is hard to get it all in in such a narrow space, so this is the left side, still a whole shelf to fill lol: ... Read more
Rainy day
Wednesday, October 19, 2016      6 comments

It always happens when you have hay down, it is raining! Guess we need the water, I was planting the mums in the raised beds after pulling the rest of the plants and noticed how dry they were. I got a late start today, just couldn't get o... Read more
Apple day at MOFGA
Monday, October 17, 2016      12 comments

I had decided to go to the annual MOFGA Apple day about a month ago, I read the classes and one of them was organic orchard care and spraying. The date listed was October 16th from 9-4 at the common ground fairgrounds in Unity. For those of yo... Read more
More of the same
Saturday, October 15, 2016      7 comments

So what did I do today? Three guesses and the first two don't count! Back out to the barn! I got the rest of the cement moved and some sheepskins gone, plus another pickup load to the dump. Then I tackled the through way between the two secti... Read more

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