Fall Homestead Update

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While its been quiet here on the blog for sometime, we’ve been keeping ourselves plenty busy around the homestead with late summer and fall project such as…..

*Canned applesauce, green beans, dilly beans, zucchini relish and chicken.

*Froze applesauce and corn

*Prepared the big garden for winter

*Planted fall greens in the raised bed garden

*Built a milking stand and started milking one of our Nubian does

*Built a new pig building and added 4 residents

*Added 16 new layer chicks and 28 broilers

*Survived the county fair

*Completed our first 8 weeks of homeschooling of the year

We were lucky enough to attend the Mother Earth News Fair in Seven Springs, PA in September.  We had a wonderful relaxing time away together and came home encouraged, challenged and full of new questions and opportunities to explore.

The weather has definitely started to turn cooler and as always there is plenty to be done outside yet before the first freeze. As the craziness of life around us goes on, I am reminded daily of how truly blessed we are to have own little piece of land to love and care for.

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