Winter has arrived on the mountain.
Needless to say, I am not ready. I now this comes as no surprise. Even if I had several more months ,,probably still wouldn't be ready. I know lets just skip winter this and call it good.
Have been working hard on the farm barn yard getting it ready for snow. The yard for the most part (where the snow goes) has been picked up. Do you notice you get so use to something ya just don't notice how cluttered its is actually getting?
Here it seems if it has a flat surface its got something on it. My husband says I have my pilets (pile its) license. He can be funny some times,, this is not one of them.
Garden is covered in new fertilizer for next year. Piglets have a new clean pen for the winter. Only 10 this year compared to 22 last year.
Horses are home now and filling back out and looking good, winter coat will keep them warm.
Chickens coop is closed in and their out side run is tarped over to keep some of the winters chill off of them.
Heart broken I sold all my goats and rabbits. But will start over again next year when they can go in the pasture and be fenced trained and have a new barn.
Taking care of squash and potatoes today. Hauling them down here and putting them in the back room. Its dark and cool in there and hoping they will survive the winter.
Canned over 700 jars of vegetable and meat this year. All will taste awesome this winter as the winds howl up here.
Set up the basement as my craft room and Avon office this year. Needed some place to get away and work. Step back in time to a peaceful place. When its finished it will be nice and everything will have a place. Nice to be able to see my yarns and fabric out and be able to access them easily.
I have been doing a lot of baking, besides crafts and animals. Trying to get the baking up and running a little more. Wedding and birthday cakes have been a big hit this year.
Going to be doing more canning today if I have to take care of the jars they might as well have something in it. Squash first. Going to be making some bread. Picked up a new cook book magazine yesterday all about baking so want to try a few different recipes. I really get tired and bored doing the same thing over and over again. Nice to change it up once in awhile.
Just wanted to check in,,,its been a long time. I figured I pay for this web page I ought to actually use it.
I hope you have an awesome day.
The Simple Farm Girl