January on the farm

Pretty nice day around here today-I even saw some honeybees flying.  We are starting to feel like we really live here-we have moved things like the couch and the bed and the dressers.  The city house is feeling pretty empty and the country house is sitting up a bit straighter and really starting to look like home.  And the muddy trail of dogprints I always imagined from the front door to the kitchen is now a daily reality.

osprey with fuzzy filter

osprey with fuzzy filter

Osprey is rediscovering the trailer after 4 months off.  I can get her into it, but stay in it?  That will cost me more alfalfa….and patience.  Luckily we have a few more days before I take her to Mustang camp with Rachel while I travel.

wood warms twice?  try three or four times:  unloading, stacking in barn, loading on dingo, unloading in house....

wood warms twice? try three or four times: unloading, stacking in barn, loading on dingo, unloading in house….

wood in the shed is better than money in the bank in January.  I think we will make it through winter now.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe leeks onions and garlic are all doing very well in the lasagna beds.  Someone is sampling the walking onions at night however….

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThese beds are full of this cool cup fungus.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI have started building my propagation house for spring out of 2×4 and cattle panels.  If I decide to replace it at some point I can recycle all the materials into moveable critter housing.  This house will be 8’x16′, and looks like it is going to cost me about $250-$300 in materials.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAChickens like sunny mornings too!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERALife is good.

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About spudlust

wannabe farmer, urban homesteader, small town girl itchin to move out of the city
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