The past two weeks brought summer-like temperatures.
By the end of last week, however, the winds
brought a harbinger of winter....
frost on the few vegetables that remain in our garden.
The colder temperatures convinced the trees
to shed their remaining leaves.
Each changing season brings with it
a set list of chores.
Getting ready for the next season is a part of farm life.
Putting the garden to bed,
mulching the fruit trees and blueberries,
closing the pool,
covering all of the seating areas that grace
the most scenic parts of the farm
are just a few of the tasks on Autumn's list.
We have picked the last of summer's bounty...
lettuce, spinach, broccoli and peppers.
This week I will pull out the remaining plants
and mulch the garden boxes with compost.
A few herbs and some ornamental kale
will be the only color left in the garden
until winter's icy grip takes them too.
I wanted to share with you our decision regarding....
I will be ordering organic free range turkeys
from our local health food store
for our Thanksgiving dinner.
My plan is to see how they tolerate the winter.
Their house is equipped with an infra red heat lamp,
as is all of our chicken coops.
If winter is too stressful,
then, future turkeys will be grown and eaten for
For now, however, we add 3 turkeys to our
growing list of yard ornaments!!
PS: Sid continues to heal...
Becky says that some areas of his nose look
better than others.
We are hoping that his recuperation continues,
without any problems.