Well I am back to work full time. It is an adjustment. The end of January will be here before i know it though and I will be back full time at the farm.
Jeff can handle the day-to-day chores around the farm including veggie boxes.
It just happens to be my first week back full time I also have board meeting I have to attend for work. Thursday will be a long day; I will likely get home about 9:30.
We will be working hard in the evenings we have open, and on weekend. We will be focusing on getting all the potatoes harvested this weekend for part of the storage crops for the winter veggie boxes. We do try and focus on fresh greens all winter, but it is still nice to have the carrots and potatoes as storage items.
Once we get the potatoes all dug (and we do it by hand), we will be finishing the beets, then moving over to the carrots and leeks.
Can't forget the cabbages either.
The egg production has slowed right down. We have seen a hawk around a lot lately. I am not sure if it is responsible for the lack of eggs. We are pretty sure he is behind it. We have added lighting to the chickens as well. They have been getting fed lots too while we have been cleaning up the fields. The pile for them keeps getting bigger, and the pile for the pigs for next year has also started. Instead of getting over 30 eggs a day, we went down to as low as 7. It is coming back up, and the new hens should be ready to lay if not already laying.
We have been harvesting out of the tunnels and greenhouses already. It is great having the radishes, green onions and hakurei's back as options for the veggie boxes. We will be trying to grow them all winter again.
Well it is a busy time. We are gearing down, but also gearing up. We love what we do, so we aren't complaining. Now to prepare for making sausage this weekend, and all the harvesting. I also have a presentation to prepare for at the Atlantic Farm Women's Conference coming up in Moncton in November. We always seem to stay busy, which seems to be the way I like it.