My Dad always reminded me to finish up the outdoor farm work by the end of November because freeze-up happened in early December. With our changing weather patterns this is often not the case anymore, but I still hear his words and try to heed his advice.
Good thing, because this is what we woke up to on December 1!
We have gone from this …
… to this, in a very short time.
From green grass and the last coloured leaves …
… to peaceful whites & greys.
(Of course a day later it’s melting rapidly.)
And our fall chores? I crossed the last item off the list just a couple of days ago.
Now we turn the page and begin to work our way through the list of winter chores. The best part about this list is that there is no immediate hurry – none of these jobs have to be completed today … or tomorrow … or …. ? After 8 months of sticking to the plan, keeping up the pace and getting things done, our winter schedule is a luxury and a privilege we thoroughly enjoy! (I don’t even check the weather forecast every day!
Around the farm this week – and these past few weeks …
Everyone enjoyed the beautiful fall weather we experienced for much of November.
We had a bit of drainage work done – Sage took advantage of the dirt piles!
Our 6 remaining hens have started laying eggs and are working out their schedule for nest time.
We made a few changes around the barn, removing the bollards from the front …
… and the grasses from the side.
On the colder days, we play in the greenhouse.