Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Summer Ends

Back to school signals the end of summer here on the farm. I go back to my classroom and start planning for next year. This summer was successful on many fronts even with late tomato blight and lots of rain.
Most of the house has been stripped and painted, porch redone to show off the mahogany decking. We now have 16 chickens with the younger ones beginning to come online with their egg production. Labor Day full-filled the completion of our work for the horses as they arrived on the farm in their new pasture and enjoying their run-in shed (which still needs to be roofed).
The garden is in the last summer throws of providing us its bounty of peppers, squash, pumpkins, edamame, carrots, sweet potatoes and still producing strawberries. So much to be thankful for, so much still to be done.

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