Long, busy, abundant Fall
Above we have Zoe, Vicky's calf, onion seed that may or may not have had enough time to become viable, Momma hen and her 8 surprise chicks from the edge of the pond (thanks to Jesse and Mike for finding her!), Onions under the stairs, one of 19 (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) boxes of tomatoes, Terese and Isabel's goat feeder, and some yogurt Cheese. No wonder I haven't updated this blog in three months!
What an amazing year, no frost until early Oct! We had to wait to harvest the potatoes a week after Rigel's Birthday, when that is usually the day we set aside and the vines have been dead for weeks! We wanted the skins to get good and hard to make them last better in the cold storage. We got 4 varieties also! even the All blues made big beautiful potatoes. A first for this farm! For the last five years I have planted them and only had enought o save for seed for next year.
This Thanksgiving we had 7 dishes and all but the Turkey were grown and raised here. I am so thankful for my life, my family and the amazing farmers that come here to grow food.
(oh: and my previous post about Xixi being AIed... well, we did it again the next month and this time to an Ayershire bull... I guess it was too soon after calving for her. We bought some Pregnancy test strips and YES she is, in fact, pregnant this time!!)