With our new routine we didn’t have the time to collect leaves in the fall, like we have in the past. So I was happy to fine a good deal on a large round bale of straw to mulch the garden with. I don’t know who was more excited… me finally getting the garden mostly mulched… or the kids getting to destroy the bale… or the chickens getting to scratch around in it. One they for sure, a HAY day was had by all!
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!
I’ve been watching Justin Rhodes’ channel and have been inspired to try putting the chickens in the garden. He uses his chickens to work up the soil and help beak down the mulch. I’m hoping to get them moved in with in the next couple weeks that way they will have plenty of time to get the garden ready by planting time.