– The Veggie Stand is CLOSED –
The farmette is now resting for the cold season. Farmer Tom is planning for the growing season and ordering seeds.
Because of the present snow cover, a herd of deer stop by each day to check out what they can eat and drink from the back yard. They travel from the woods through the deep snow–not an easy feat especially for one doe who has a hurt leg. They stop by the birdfeeder to glean spilled seeds and, of course, visit the thirty-three arborvitae for salad. Extreme damage is expected this year.
We had a surprise visitor when Spouse backed into the garage during the middle of the day from grocery shopping. About ready to remotely close the door, she watched a skunk walking down the driveway toward the opening. What does one do? Beeping the horn several times changed the critter’s mind and it waddled toward the side yard. Whew!
We expect to return in early Spring with detailed information on what crops are in the working stage. We look forward to continuing to share our bounty as successes allow. Stay safe and take care.
Chicken Census: Wanting to move bantams Pennelton and Sweetpea from Sophie’s Place henhouse into Son of Barn henhouse, we (actually Spouse) worried they would be stressed. No problem. One day we discovered they liked visiting their neighbors and joined the flock on their own. So, with that in mind, our meager chicken population stands over the winter months:
Son of Barn:
2 bantams: 1 aging mini-roo, Pennelton; 1 aging mini-hen, Sweetpea
4 semi-egg-laying hens: Red, Goldie, Gabby, & Pickles
1 10-yr. old Cuckoo Marans hen, Gertrude
House of Bantam:
2 bantams: 1 mini-roo, Boots; 1 aging mini-hen, Doodle
A few Luffa sponges are available:
$1.50/ea. for regular size;
“mini” luffas are $ .25/ea.
Humor from a Popsicle Stick:
What has a hundred ears but can’t hear?
(“a field of corn”)
If you want a smiler viewing chickens swinging on swings, check the videos at www.fowlplayproducts.com.
Bye, for now,
Eydie, Spouse of Farmer Tom