Tuesday, September 30, 2014

turkey time

We are busy with quite a few projects. The end of the CSA season is approaching, but we use our hoophouse all winter and harvest from there. The clearing of cucumbers and tomatoes has begun, and the plants that are dying get transported to the pigs for them to eat. Those beds are replanted as fast as we can manage, as the more growing now the more we have to harvest. The cover of the hoophouse will be replaced in the next few weeks, as the lifespan of this one has come to an end. It has torn in more places than tape can hold.

And still, the turkeys, chickens and egg layers are growing!

The turkeys move in the pen every day. They are stripping every blade of grass and every thistle. We started them 6 weeks later than last year, so we expect them to be 20-30 pounds not 40 pounds this year!

They look beautiful.

Monday, September 8, 2014

over it

We purchased a glass topped table and 4 chairs in the spring of 2010. We reupholstered the chairs in this striped fabric shortly after bringing the set here to the farm.

It appears that Luna is over the stripes.

We returned home to this.

Hmm...its all missing?!

Right now its a table for three. We have outdoor fabric to recover the seats, will need new cushion first. 

And this is the table we had to purchase a new piece of glass as the tabletop. Its becoming less of a bargain...

Sunday, September 7, 2014

potato retention

Weather forecasts show lower day and night time temperatures. Time to pull and hold our vegetables!

Potatoes by the wheelbarrow full.

Pulled from the long rows planted in May.

Sorted and bagged. The pretty ones go in the CSA shares, while the not so pretty ones stay in a cool spot until next May when they are planted.

Good eats.


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