Life On and Off an Acreage

In-sights into moving from an Acreage back to Town, plus a few things I find of interest.

Two things that horses are scared about:

1. Things that move
2. Things that don't move

August 29, 2011

A Busy Week or Two!

I haven't been blogging as much as I would have liked due to the fall work load.
The best part is we managed to get 312 bales of hay in the shelter and under a tarp before the rain hits (tomorrow). This should be enough to feed 3 horses from now until mid June when we can get them back out to pasture. I hope! Hay aint cheap anymore, although we got a good deal. The turkeys are getting close to sauna time. We don't want anymore 35 pounders!
The quad is now ready for snow, with a working blade for the drive way.
 The raspberries are in the freezer, all 7 gallons of them, although I did make a bunch of jam. We ran out of freezer space.
 The peas are doing well and we will be putting them down probably this week. The raspberry canes in the background are 6 feet tall and should supply a good crop for next summer.
 This part of the garden was a disappointment. Due to the very wet and cold summer, it was basically a failure. The lettuce did well, but that's about it. The potato patch did well, and we are giving away some of the surplus.
 Of our 5 apple trees, this was the only one that set fruit. 
The apples are slated for apple crumbles!
 This is our one and only spaghetti squash. All the rest produced vine, but no fruit. This was the year for the green house! We have had a lot of tomatoes, and peppers, but only because of the greenhouse heat.
Note to self: How do I get the whole garden inside, without breaking the bank?
 The surplus raspberries  were made into jam ( 6 more jars tonight), plus 3 jars of red currant jelly.
Brooklynn here has almost lost her winter coat. Here it is the end of August and she is still shedding! She is a smart dog. She taught herself to walk along and pick raspberries. Very gentle, lips only!  This is her guilty look! " But they are so gooood!"
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