The pigs are finally gone- off to the butcher to be turned into delicious cuts of meat. Their last pasture and shelter are right by the driveway and I must say it gives me a little pang to go by it – it’s kind of a lonely place there now, although the wild critters have been visiting to clean up the grain scraps – birds, deer, and even a squirrel. You might not think a squirrel is noteworthy, but they are really a rare sight around here. The cats make them feel unwelcome I guess.
|This small deer wandered around the farmyard yesterday.|
|Very close to where the lads are wintering, checking out some sunflower stalks|
Woodworking is an on-going task in the winter.
|Kevin and Rollie unloading wood and stacking it in the shed this afternoon amidst swirling flakes. I noticed that they were both wearing blaze orange hats - Kevin said that is so they can find each other!|
|The fanning mill - an antique to some people. A useful tool to us.|
|The result - wheat to grind into delicious flour|
So, that’s about it for today I think (ha, not one word about the weather – this doen't count, right?). I’ll probably post again in a couple of weeks or so. Until then, be careful out there, and be well folks.