Monday, June 17, 2013

slow days update

winter .... or at least as close as it gets "down under" is starting to hit.  the nights are getting very brisk, but the sun still shines brilliantly during the day. nights bring on the need to huddle under a quilt with a good cup of tea, while the day brings more necessary maintenance on the farm and planning for spring.

there will be much to update soon .... but i thot i'd give you a picture of the slow life these days .... and how we pass our moments.

the piggies are doing an amazing job getting our orchard cleared.
probably another week and we'll move them on.  

hubby has fallen in love with our piggies .... they
have amazing personalities and love getting their daily

the first of my broad bean beds .... have i mentioned
just how much i love broad beans?????
the early season potato bed.  we are moving a chook
tractor in front of it and adding sections as we go, putting
yummy chicken manure in the bottom.  broad beans will
go in the middle of each bed as a companion and
soil builder.  
haven't mentioned our cows lately.  this is stray ... they
are loving the easy life and eat lots of pasture and leave
us with fabulous manure.  both are suffering from a bit of
grass belly right now, so we have added cottonseed
to their diet. they are 9 months ... we will have to start thinking about
processing them towards the end of the year.
the green manure on the front of our future orchard is coming up
nicely.  it makes me a bit warm inside when i think about what they are doing
under the surface!
and of course, where would we be in winter without a bit of planning?  this is the start of what we think is the final itteration for our orchard design.  it incorporates a bit more than just tree's .... and should be visually a delight!

the next few months will be quiet busy for us.  lots of planning and getting ready for spring ... and along with that we should be building our house!  so we will have lots of things to be keeping you up-to-date with!

.... in the meantime .... grab a cuppa, snuggle under your favorite quilt and read a book .... there is always something reading that needs to be caught up on!

1 comment:

  1. All sounds great.
    Be careful with the cotton seed if you are intending to breed with your cattle. We had a year when we were in drought and had to feed cotton seed to the cattle.... that year we had very few calves born . We stopped feeding it and things went back to normal.We heard later that it can affect cattle falling pregnant though I am not sure why.
    Love your pigs!