February 22nd, 2016

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Winter Work on the Garden

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

Last year it was impossible to do any more than maintain the animals. This years mild weather has allowed me to keep the barn and barnyard clean and fertilize the garden at the same time. Here manure has been brought to the garden in small piles. It will be be incorporated into the soil before planting.


The newest manure will be put into these simple compost bins and utilized during the season to add fertility.



Chickens Still Foraging in February

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

These Red Dorking Hens are enjoying the beautiful spring weather in February. They will continue to eat weed seeds and bug parts as long as the ground is accessible.


Pigs Eat Turnips

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

I have been supplementing the pigs grain ration with turnips (among other things) which I grew last year and couldn’t seem to get preserved before the hard frost hit. They froze in the ground but with the return of warm weather I’ve been feeding them to the pigs who don’t seem to mind one bit.


It Really is Winter

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

We’ve had a pretty easy winter this year (thank you el Nino). Here is a very picturesque scene from one of the few snow storms we’ve had.