A diary of the projects, hurdles, rewards and family life at we recorded at Wise Acres, our former homestead in Horsefly, BC. (Careers and teenagers have forced us back into the city, at least for a little while.)

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Excited about Fall

It has been a while since we've blogged...what can I say, life has gotten busy.   I have also spent the last year as the editor of our local newspaper the Horsefly Buzz, which has meant that I had to spend about a week per month in front of my computer, didn't leave me much time or patience for blogging :)  Anyways, another volunteer has taken over the Buzz so I'm hoping to be able to post more often! 

Would you look at that sky?  We have been enjoying the most beautiful Fall in the Cariboo.  Very mild temperatures and blue, blue skies. 

We spent most of the Spring on these projects...

the chick brooder/turkey house
clearing and fencing...lots of fencing
Erich doing braces for the fence
expanded the garden...adding this high riser beds
These projects kept us hopping and now we are seeing some of the fruits of our labours :)  Remember these little guys?
Well this is what they look like today...the day they are taking a little ride to the butcher shop :)

And then there is the poultry...we ended up with 123 chickens in the freezer...
And these guys who have been hanging out on my deck are heading to the freezer this week-end.
...just in time for Thanksgiving.
So after this week-end we will be back to just chickens and sheep.  I am really looking forward to spending some time using my newest toy the drum carder.  Will post about that later. Better run...must load some pigs...see you soon!