Monday, November 2, 2015
wow been a busy fall season. we have had many work away helpers and a lot of things got finished that we have been working on for quite a while. we even had one guy that stayed on for awhile so we could take a vacation to Indiana to see family. that was a bonus for us. not easy to do with our schedules, especially considering he had to handle both of our jobs each day. i think now he knows why i never get caught up. thank you Dave. fall plants are starting to produce, winter crop is coming up and i brought back lots of new seeds to try. gonna be a busy greenhouse. new aquaponics grow trays made and to be installed in the next week so i'll be ready for winter growing inside. the fish are growing and still increasing in quantity. we might need to do a pond clean out before winter and that will give us a better count on the number of fish still in the big pond. signs of late fall setting in and winter isn't too far off. i have a new set of lists for the winter months and a change of season for the to do list. living off grid produces its own set of changes out here, we will be bringing in wood for the wood stove, and the solar panels have already been adjusted for the change of placement of the sun. we will have rough winter winds and everything will need to be stashed or anchored. the days will be shorter and the jobs are many. we still have help coming and that will help us prepare for spring, our busiest time. most of our winter jobs will depend on daily weather, rain, wind, cold, and darkness. weather can change up the schedule on any given day. the hunters are moving into the area for fall hunting. seems odd to see travel trailer parked on the blm land but its a short season, wish them luck. the coyotes getting noisier at night and the dogs are busy keeping them away from the homestead. we have a new ram, pretty boy is his name. he is snow white and the girls seem to like him. the other ram jumped the fence twice while we were gone and he has been sentenced to the old goat pen. he hasn't figured how to get out of that yet. much to catch up on today, starting with emptying the car and restocking groceries. wishing everyone a great week.