I have reached the time of the year when I leave for work in the dark and come back to the farm in the dark. Horrors!
It really is not on!
My HACCP plan is finished and is out for peer review and I am getting really positive feedback. So, that is a relief. Of course it is an ongoing process so I look forward to working on it again as we add more flours ( the einkorn and red fife has arrived) and maybe even a few blends. What would be a good blend. Other than pancake?
I did not work yesterday because I had visitors. And I loved my day outside yesterday – I have a big group of city people here for a visit and we spent a good amount of time doling out fresh straw. I found old straw to buy at 10 dollars a big round bale. Each bale weighs about 700 pounds! So this was a great buy! And all the outside animals got one whole bale each.
Sheila dug right in!
Naturally the cows started eating theirs! They got a whole one for inside and one for outside in the sun too.
Today we have a cloudy but warm day then the temperatures begin to drift down into Very Cold. Down to 10F which is around minus 12C. A bit cold for November!! Hence the massive influx of bedding material.
Look at this. My visitors will spend the day on the farm ( there are six of them – all intelligent in conversation, they are vital and interested in life and lovers of good food and we had a feast last night!) I wish I could keep them! At some point today they will wander back up to the city.
Ok – I hear murmurings – time for coffee!