Sunday, December 16, 2012

Our Tree

I'm so happy with this years tree! It's so fresh and green and not a million needles to clean up from just putting it up! Last year I took it down the day after Christmas....what a mess.I went with as much red this year as I could.

 Just a few decorations,everything is up as Mariah is in to everything!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Dec 12,2012

So here it is Dec 12th and still doing farm stuff! We should be getting ready for Christmas! Still no tree up but hopefully soon.
Sauerkraut is working well.....I'm not very patient! lol

Here's a few pictures I took today.

Getting there!

 The Pond
 I thought the ice looked cool.
 Found this,surprised it's still together.
 Nice looking
 Green as

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Sauerkraut and Straw

On Monday morning we made our yearly sauerkraut.This year the cabbage was the very best we have ever gotten off farm.The heads were huge,crispy,sweet, and juicy!It's already working and the brine has come up to the top of the bucket and runneth over! I can't wait until it's ready :)

This time we just used a bucket instead of the stand and it worked much better.

The rest of the straw to cover the strawberry plants arrived this morning.The hens thought it was a special delivery for them because it was only a matter of seconds and they were up checking it

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Wow,here it is December! Spring is just around the corner! lol We had a fairly quiet fall.Didn't get much out of the pumpkin patch due to lack of rain but did manage to get some squash.Pigs are in the freezer,well one is the other went off the farm.The incubator sat idle all summer,I even had it on kijiji for a while.So glad I didn't sell it,found out a couple of neighbours have some new chicks and will be laying soon.We have plans to do a little hatching come spring,some buff and silver lace I think.Our list of egg customers has gone through the roof! We're getting roughly 51/2 dozen a day and most times the fridge is empty,which is a good thing :)

Geofrey and Danika really enjoy the chickens.

Geof has started to cover the strawberries,he does it all by hand and a long handled pitch fork that he crafted himself,he does a great job and they are covered really well which is so important.After all the work you put into them over the summer you don't want to lose them to winter kill.This field is looking like one of our best,keeping our fingers crossed that the strawberry season is a successful one.

Kali is great,getting his winter coat and has won the hearts of everyone in the family.I can't tell you in words how awesome this felt!

His shelter is finished and looking great.Need to finish a couple things come spring but right now it's all he needs to get in out of the elements.