Saturday, October 23, 2010

This Past Week Around the Farmette ..........................

We've been busy again this week, Dh and I trimmed the goats hooves on Monday.

Dh has been getting the garden ready for planting the garlic , we'll be planting in the next week or so.

I've been cleaning up this years harvest of garlic , getting it ready for storage and saving the biggest cloves for planting. I want to make some garlic jelly this week and I may pickle some too.

Remember the heirloom blueberry bush , I decided to move it again. This is the third time I've moved it. I didn't feel like it was getting enough sun , so I moved it to the edge of the garden. I know it will get full sun there. Hopefully the third time will be a charm and it will grow huge and provide us with plenty of blueberries.

The hens are happy with their clean , fresh hay filled nest.

Well , everyone except for her , she's moulting and looks so pitiful.

I've also canned 13 quarts of potatoes this week. I've been canning all the small potatoes and the ones that have bad spots , that can't be stored. I hope to can at least 2 more batches. We're going to have to add another shelf to the pantry (LOL).

I gathered the last of the red clover I saw in the field, although it's not much. I want to make a little red clover salve to have on hand.
So as you can see , it's been busy around here. That's why I've haven't been blogging or visiting much. Hope everyone is well and having a great weekend.
~ Happy Autumn Blessings ~


AkasaWolfSong said...

You have been busy woman! Your canned potatoes look awesome as do all of your completed chores. Doesn't that make you feel good inside?

I wanted to let you know I left a little gift for you on my blog HeartSongs...Just because I think you Rock!

Have a Wonderful Autumn Weekend!

Lib said...

I love seeing and hearing all you happenings !Thanks for sharing!
I'm drying apples here.
HAve aGreat wk.end!

Anonymous said...

Certainly does look busy. I too need to trim goat hooves--I have such a hard time getting someone to hold them for me. I need to try and find my potatoes to see if there are any there to dig--I doubt it. Hope you have a great coming week.

Blessings to you all.


Flassie's Fil'a said...

I figured you'd been really busy.

I went back to check on picking
some wild foods and found the
field had been mowed. Guess they
thought to do it before it rains.

I've been sewing. Christmas is
just around the corner.

God Bless You and Yours!!!

Piecefulafternoon said...

Wow - busy on the farmette. We had some blueberry plants - well ONE blueberry plant, and it never bore any berries, until someone told us that we needed to have at least 2 to make the blueberries - not sure why, I've never researched it - but the berries were sure great when they finally appeared.

Love the canned potatoes.