We have had a nice week around the farm this week. The weather has turned a lot cooler and we had our first snow.
Husband sheared Oliver, our Angora rabbit, this week. The Angora fiber is really starting to pile up around here from the last year and a half of owning Oliver. One of these days we need to get a drum carder and I can start working with it and our sheep wool.
I set up our grow-light box and put some of my herbs in it. The colder weather and shorter daylight in our living room has left them all floundering a bit. I decided to give them a boost in the box for a while and then I will put them back out in the living room windows.
Back in September I decided to order the Stockinette Zombies birthday kit (a yearly kit you can order that you don’t know exactly what you will get except that it will include a skein of yarn and a project bag). It came this week and I was so excited to see what I got. I LOVE the yarn and am dreaming of what to make with it once I complete the Christmas knitting.
We went through the chicken flock this week and decided who will stay and who will go (you can read about why we are downsizing here). I already have 8 of the hens/pullets sold, 5 left to sell. We have 12 cockerels to butcher in the next couple of weeks, plus a few older hens. Then we will be down to our new flock.
Oldest son filled his third and final hunting tag for this year on a nice sized cow elk. We are so blessed for all of the meat in the freezer, and son is very proud to be providing the family with food for the first time.
The upcoming weeks have some exciting farm happenings that we are all looking forward to and will share with you as they occur.