Sunday, September 29, 2013
End of September - The Begining of Fall!
I over worked myself this summer and have taken a break from a lot of yard and garden work this month. My beds are over grown with weeds and morning glories.
We did get the whole outside of the house washed for the year so that was a big job.
Our batch of roosters are about grown and ready to butcher.
I got all of the kid goats, that were born this spring and summer, that we were not keeping, sold or given away. So I only have to winter the ones we were wanting in our herd. Milky Whey came into heat last week so I bred her to Sergent Pepperbox. Hopefully she settled. I will know in less than two weeks. If she comes back into heat I will repeat the breeding. I am waiting on Amelia to come into heat so as to breed her as well. They will give me my spring and summer milk for 2014.
I have a lot to get in place before winter comes to town. Stacking wood on the porch and covering the wood piles to keep them dry. Mucking out, cleaning and organizing the whole barn for winter. Stripping all the gardens of weeds and manuring them all. Cutting back the grape arbors. We also have some fencing to mend and reenforce. Hopefully I will have more energy in October and not be so lazy around the farm!
Blessings! and happy farming!