At home there are farmers who grow fields of pumpkins then strip graze the cows across the fields in the winter. In America they take the pumpkins and put them on their door steps! But not to worry. I rescue as many as I can and bring them home for the pigs and cows to eat.
I let Wai out for the afternoon – with all this rain I was sure the big machines would not be coming into our field anytime soon. On his way past he very sweetly put his head into the pumpkins as I chopped them up and cleaned the seeds out for me.
Sheila was grateful.
So was Tane. His back was not good yesterday. His bag legs not responding again. After all these months of walking well his mobility has suddenly taken a hit. It is not even cold yet.
Wai and a rooster toddled off into the field to have a munch. To make like a beaver and fell some trees. It was indeed too wet for a combine to surprise us.
Today I will reroute the electric fence and pull all the tomato cages out of the big vegetable garden, so Molly and her girls can get into the vegetable garden before everything is rotted. I am finished with it.
We got a lot of food out of here this summer. It was a good garden. Now it will keep a bunch of pigs going for a while.
I hope you have a lovely day.
PS. I have had a few of you, dear readers, send me some of the Amazon Things you buy most often on Amazon so you can begin your shopping through my portal gaining a few cents or dollars for the farmy. (See Menu above). Thank you! If anyone else has items you would like to add please leave me a note in the comments. I will find the link for you. We are also making a list of small fun and useful Amazon items for stocking fillers and Christmas presents. Any ideas are welcome. I like to try for American made (though this is hard), inexpensive (I have a huge family), useful (I am sick of junk) and good quality. So only recommend something you have tried out yourself and can stand behind.
When I begin my Christmas and birthday shopping my first point of call is Our Cottage Industries – our very own shopping mall – let’s try and support each other’s shops too, especially this holiday season.
WEATHER: Cloudy. I predict a dark winter. Many cloudy sunless days like this one. There is so much moisture in the air and in the soil. I cannot see a dry, sunny winter being possible. The chickens and I are already missing the sun.
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Partly cloudy. High around 50F/10C. Winds NE at 10 to 15 mph.
Friday Night 11/03 20% / 0 in
Partly cloudy skies early will give way to cloudy skies late. Slight chance of a rain shower. Low around 40F/4C. Winds E at 10 to 15 mph.
7:26 am 5:46 pm
Waxing Gibbous, 99% visible 5:55 pm 6:28 am