We finished the coop cleaning and after some time hand feeding the chickens autumnberries we made our way down to the garden to see what was left there. In the frost aftermath we found two forgotten mini pumpkins, a couple bunches of beets, broccoli, parsley, cauliflower, and a cabbage. We also found an orange-sized watermelon that had been buried under the foliage until the hard frost hit. It was pink inside but a little mushy so it went to the poultry. Alex ran off to try building up a fire and Penny and I followed the dogs around until it was time for her nap.
Later, we went out to our new property. Yes, we've done something really crazy and bought a farm. It's sorta an investment, sorta a hopefully we'll change gears and move there thing, if, if, if... It's complicated but basically it was just too good to pass up. And it has a barn!! And a spring! And ponds! And a log cabin! Anyway, see the pictures for more.
Alex in the coop with Gertrude
Alex with the freshest egg we've seen yet
The spring on our new property
The big willow at one of the ponds
An old wagon in the barn which fascinates me
The log cabin
A project from last week, we pressed some apples from our land into cider.
Milkweed Fuzzy Penny