CHESTNUTS-NEW HENS-CORNELIUS-GARLIC AND THE GARDEN

15 10 2015

GREETINGS

A very foggy morn today, you can hardly see the Church at the end of the street.

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We are expecting a frost on Sunday night with temps in the high 20’s. Then another warm spell.  The chipmunks and squirrels are busy as can be gathering up nuts and seeds for the long winter ahead.  The sheep have enjoyed an abundance of acorns this year and are putting on their winter coats.

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                                                          Carol K.

CHESTNUTS

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There are 4 American Chestnut trees on my Son’s property.  His family has already sent out 40 pounds to a restaurant in Cambridge, Ma.  And have almost 50 pounds more picked with many more still falling to the ground.

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CORNELIUS

He is back and caught in the act eating food put out for a cat.   I love having him around he keeps he farm free of rodents.  

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Both my son’s family and myself have been putting out food for a cat who doesn’t seem to have a home.  I am sure its a she and we would like to catch her and bring her to the vets.  Too many people still dump cats and its such a shame.  There are so many places that will find them forever home.  I hope we can catch her soon.

GARLIC AND THE GARDEN

The garlic has come up which is good.  I still have some more to plant and hope to do it soon.  

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Plants are on sale now so I bought this small arborvitae and planted it near the newly deposited rocks.  It will grow quickly and will be a safe place for birds in the back yard (right near a bird house) and I plan to put some twinkle solar lights on it when it gets bigger.  So nice to look at on a cold winters night.

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THE NEW HENS

Dorthy, Emma and Rosemary are doing  very well.  All the side yard hens are together now and the pecking order has been established without any bloodshed.  They will be coming inside in a couple of weeks.  I will batten them down with lots of hay for the frosty Sunday night.

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Many thanks for reading my blog on this fine day.  Carole

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WIND AND RAIN LEAVES A FLYING-CHESTNUTS-LIL

8 10 2013

Hello,

WIND AND RAIN LEAVES A FLYING

This afternoon has been wild.  Heavy rains, high winds, electric going on and off.  The leaves are being wisked from their branches.

THE RAIN MADE THE PICTURE BLURY

THE RAIN MADE THE PICTURE BLURRY

I am glad that I got lots of pictures.

AMERICAN CHESTNUTS

5 pounds of the chestnuts are going to a chef in Cambridge, Ma.  The boys  are picking them and my son and Lauren have found out the best way of keeping them fresh.

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 It’s very interesting how many people want them.  It’s an uphill battle with the squirrels.


LIL

Lil is so funny these days

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  She talks up a storm, and dashes here and there in her walker.  She is a good little eater and is such a happy child.

Chris

Chris is coming up for the long weekend.  Hay will be coming on one of the days.  The fire department is putting on a pancake breakfast and we will go.

Hope you have a wonderful day and many thanks for reading the blog.   Carole





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

HELLO

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