It’s the time of the year when the work outside dies down but there’s still plenty of work to be done in the house to get it in shape for the upcoming holidays. We made a day of it cleaning house and shampooing carpets. Of course all work and no play makes for a dull, boring day so we made time for a walk with the goat.
We’re celebrating 5 years of being here! The weather was so nice that we spent most of the day outside. The kids were installing speakers in Brooke’s car, Michael and I were changing up the fence by the barn, and Miley was trying to get her airplane to fly. We ended our day with a bowl of chili, Halloween cupcakes and fun conversation.
When we processed our chickens we found one that had a bad heart. After doing research we found out he had ascites, which is congestive heart failure. We weren’t sure if we should eat the meat or not, so I did a little research and we found out that it is safe to eat.
One of our turkeys got injured so we treated him. Giving a turkey a pill is a little more difficult than it seems. It was election day so we went to town, had lunch together and voted. Discovered the beans revived themselves and produced a whole new crop… looks like there will be one more round of canning to do before the growing season is over.