This morning it is 54F (12C). Not cold in wintery terms but downright chilly in the language of a midwest summer.
All the animals are more than happy about it though. Except the wee chicks. It is very good for the meat chickens who are nearing their butchering weight.
The compost is almost completely combined and turned. This is Michael’s job this week, doing a good job and he is enjoying working on the tractor.
Corn almost as high as an elephants eye. This GM maize grows super fast.
Wai walks with me all the way down to see the chickens in their chicken tractor. Then all the way back. He walks quietly without obviously following me but is never far behind.
He likes me to take the lead, fretting slightly if I get behind him.
And Ton is always on his tail which Wai has learnt to ignore.
Tane has been wandering about a lot more too. he is doing much better now that i seperate him from Tima in the daytime.
He gets to eat all his food and though he complains about it I have been giving him a couple of brushings a day with some light oil, to try and get his coat growing back before winter. His skin is very dry.
I hope you have a lovely day. It is Saturday which means I have no help on the farm but also means I can determine my own schedule.
Yesterday I bottled a huge batch of tomato sauce or ketchup and a tiny batch of tomat conserva. The tomato sauce (we call Ketchup tomato sauce in NZ) was adapted from this one that Tanya found. The tomat conserva using a forgot-about-it method in the crockpot.
So i will see you later at mmy solitary second breakfast.
Weather: Cool. Jake tells me to get my fall crops in during this cool break in the weather so today I will sow some lettuce and spring onions. We have no visitors booked for the fall so we only need a little food.
Saturday 08/05 0% / 0 inSunny to partly cloudy. High 78F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Saturday Night 08/0560% / 0.03 inPartly cloudy this evening followed by increasing clouds with showers developing after midnight. Low 59F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 60%.