Daily Archives: December 24, 2017

Preparing the Garden for Winter, Free Loading Chickens and More! Week 47 2017

I originally had plans to make tomato sauce out of the last of the tomatoes and get it canned. Plans got changed, so I didn’t get the sauce made… but it wasn’t all bad because we ended up finding not one but TWO loads of leaves!

Our chickens quit laying and have turned into a bunch of freeloading slackers. I’m going to start giving them soaked grains and change their feed in hopes they will start laying again. Cuteness alert: the bunnies are up and running around!

We’re having the most beautiful weather, so we’re taking advantage of it and getting our garden prepared for winter.

It’s another windy day on the homestead which makes doing chores more challenging and shutting pickup doors almost impossible!

Covering the Garden With Leaves and More! Week 46 2017

A pitchfork needle in the haystack… chores… unloading a big load of leaves… and Christmas at the park… it was a busy yet fun day on the homestead!

We’re gathering as many bags of leaves as we can find so that we can mulch every inch of our garden.

I’m wanting to get my garden completely mulched before winter. With the leaves falling I thought it would be a good time to start gathering as much as I can. To get enough is proving to be a lot harder than it seems.