Gearing up for winter.

10/30/2011 at 9:07 am 3 comments

So far, Fall is fantastic!  All the animals are healthy, the rotation of pasture is going like clockwork, no escapes, no heartaches. 

Let’s see…what’s been happening?  Susie and Anna’s fleeces from the spring shearing got 2nd and 3rd place in the fleece competition at the Tunbridge World’s Fair.  I spent a couple of glorious days spinning away in the sheep barn, telling anyone who would listen of the joys of handspinning.  Beats working any day.

That's Anna on the left, and Susie on the right.

Then I was blessed with Bethel’s most awesome work crew…the Munyon/Reisterer/Smith clan all came over on Saturday.   The boys replaced the posts on my pole barn, where the wood and the tractor and snowblower live, so it won’t collapse under the weight of all the snow.  I’m hopeful that since that actually got done, we’ll have a low snow winter 🙂

We all took turns at the wood splitter, and split up all the rest of that butternut tree, along with some logs that Alex had generously brought over from clearing their house site.  Most of that got stacked even.  The great news…I think there’s more than enough to get thru this winter, so I won’t have to buy any more wood!

Look, it’s not smiling anymore!
 This belated post brought to you by the ghost in the machine.  I started to write a new catch up post today, and this one, which was lost a few weeks ago when I was writing it, suddenly appeared.  So, here you go 🙂

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Happy Labor Day…goodbye and good riddance to this summer! More Farm updates…

3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Anna  |  10/30/2011 at 10:13 am

    That shed looks like it will withstand the heaviest Vermont snows! But I’m with you…here’s hoping it won’t have to.

  • 2. Sara  |  11/03/2011 at 1:20 pm

    Sounds like you are getting there – and that it will be a wonderful winter for you this year – your own space! Your own special world!

  • 3. basicallybenita  |  11/07/2011 at 9:49 am

    Congratulations on the ribbons! Are you planning to sell any of your fleeces or keep all that goodness for your own use?


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