We have had a couple of very cold mornings and some frost hs touched the pumpkin leaves. The beans and flowers are still doing well. This year the frost has come late.
HAPPENINGS ON THE FARM
The chickens are all in their winter spots,
and I am thinking of making a hoop house for the front chickens. I can use cattle panel fence which I have and I will need some cement blocks, and heavy plastic. I was told I could probably find some heavy plastic from a greenhouse. I will have to have some ventilation and a door that I can get in and out. I have been wanting to do this for years and often thought of a glass green house and started collecting windows for this purpose. I think this is easier.
The cats are all well. Cosmo shows no sign of the cancer bothering him yet although the lump is back. He is frisky like a kitten now. Happy days for him.
The little lamb that was suppose to come to Maude was sickly and died so she will spend the winter separated from the sheep. She seems okay with that we will see how it goes.
I have been busy gardening canning and freezing and making things for shows and the farmers market.
I am thinking of growing mushrooms for a cash crop next year so am reading up on them. I still plan to plant flax and more pumpkins and gourds to sell at the market.
THE DREADED STAIRS
These are the stairs that go up to the barn. I carry hay and 50 pounds of grain up these stairs and have done so for the last 18 years. I have felts quite lucky to have not fallen down them as there are steep. Well last Saturday I did fall down 4 of the stairs. I bent my unbendable knee and hurt my back. I am fine but will take more care now. Lesson learned!!!!!!!
A couple of these may be in my future!!!!!
Many thanks for reading my blog on this cool fall morning.