Saturday, December 14, 2013

Life gets slower in the winter........

Chicken lay fewer eggs, the dogs are not out as often and we lay around a bit more. Today ,for instance, I got up around 7am (that is sleeping in for me) I decorated the tree, took the dogs out and did some laundry. Looked up and it was 11am.
Hamish is still with us...although last week was not good. Some special food and a bland diet he perked right back up.
Christmas tree done for the moment
Max....yes that is his tongue.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

November has been pretty calm so far

Here we are at the final week of November.  Inside prepping for Thanksgiving. Turkey is defrosting and the lists are ready for the last items to be picked up on my way home Wednesday night. I am still fighting this crazy sinus infection....it is almost gone. Outside there are still leaves that need raking and things to be picked up. Last weekend we had a 15 hour power outage.

A generator and plenty of wood thanks to Bill

and light from candles and lanterns.












Tonight a beautiful  pink sunset......these pictures cannot do it justice really!



Saturday, October 12, 2013

Bill is done canning


Gardening is DONE..... with the exception of a few cabbage which will most likely be chicken food we are done. Bill has been canning up a storm. and I will be doing applesauce in the crock pot today.

Nice Husky


Bill got a new chainsaw this year....a nice little Husky!

Wood is in the shed


Wood is as high as an elephants eye!
Most of this years wood was from the property.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

First fire of the season yesterday

Last night we had the first fire of the fall. it has been getting down into the 40's at night this past week so we know Autumn is on its way. Today I went out and dug up carrots and potatos . I also pulled up lettuce that has bolted for the chickens. 
Checked my hanging pots......it has not gotten below freezing yet so they are still doing OK.

I had mushrooms still going from all the recent rain!
I picked a couple of my pumpkins because the deer did get some of the squash.


the last bit of the summer flowers
including sweet peas

I did do much better on the potatos this year!

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Bill working on chili sauce


Tomatoes everywhere you look today and 54 degrees outside makes it easier to stay in and can chili sauce.


Saturday, September 21, 2013

My best flower bed


This random mix is my best spot this year....four o clocks, marigolds, zinnia and phlox.

Mushroom stump


This Stump has been disintregrating over the past ten years....this year it has become a mushroom stump. There are at least 30 mushrooms.

Monday, September 2, 2013

more stuff to pick

More to pick soon and I feel Zuchini Fries are on the way!


We are averaging 4 eggs a day from 5 chickens even through the heat of the summer.

Zinnias


Cinderella pumpkins


Holy cabbage

Blue Hubbard

We still have sweet peas


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