WOOD-REDOING THE HEN HOUSE-FALL

2 10 2013

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Some pictures of the morning.  More good weather for us but next week will be full of rain.  Things need to get done before the rains come.

REDOING THE HEN- HOUSE

I started redoing the hen-house.  Putting in foam insulation and new boards on the back and side walls.  That is all I am going to do.  I spent most of yesterday doing that and am only half done.Its not perfect but I think it will help keep the house a little warmer and eliminate some of the moisture.  

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I still may have to get a small fan to run during the day.  I will need to bring these hens in before I leave for the NY show.  That is on October 19th and 20th.  The weather can become fickle by then.  I have been there when its hot and also when there is snow flurries.    Everything but the foam was recycled.  The wood is from a floor that had to be taken up at my son’s house and some from part of my kitchen floor.  Today I will be searching for some wood to make the door.

Wood

Yesterday I got some cherry wood to burn this winter.  It’s from a tree that had fallen down a couple of years ago

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  It is dry enough to  burn  now.  I used almost 1-1/2  cords of wood last winter and  I think that I may find enough to cut up between my son’s yard and mine.  That will save me $300.  

Comfrey

I grow my own Comfery in my yard but it grows so much better in my son.’s yard  I need to pick some and dry them so that I can make salve throughout the winter.

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AMERICAN CHESTNUT

On my son’s property there are 4 American Chestnut trees and they are ready to drop their lethal nuts soon.  The  nuts are covered with thorny spikes, and I honestly don’t know how the squirrels get them.

IMG_1475  They cover the ground, luckily they are far enough away from the sheep that they don’t fall into their yard.  The crop is worth some money and this year most of them will be sold to local stores . 

Today I am going to hook some flowers for the show, I am glad to get back to some hooking.

Thank you for reading my blog today and I hope you day is perfect.  Carole

 

 

 

 

 

 





FARM TO FIBER-AMERICAN CHESTNUTS

23 09 2012

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Today was the Farm to Fiber open house for vendors.  Because the barn is divided into unusual spots it is better for vendors to see the space.  There was  a good number of vendors who came to visit and pick out the perfect spots for themselves.                                            They are leaving the wagon and we will use it for fleeces.  I can just see the barn filled up with fiber and people.  It will be a great event.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LOOKING UP FROM THE BOTTOM FLOOR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AMERICAN CHESTNUT TREE

The chestnuts in my son’s yard are dropping.  He decided to pay his step-sons 10 cents a piece for each one that they picked.  They surprised him and both picked 126.  He decided to offer them

a surprise or the money.  The boys both took the surprise, which were transformer cars that cost $5.00 each.    I think next time they will take the money.  They learned many valuable lessons from this venture.  They are learning about the AMERICAN CHESTNUT, keeping track of what they picked and the value of the money that they earned.    As you can see there are many more on the trees .

                                   Hope you have a wonderful day and thank you for reading my blog.                CAROLE