When I think about our weekend, it seems like we did so much, but as I’m sitting here wanting to share it, I’m having trouble remembering what all we did. I remember that I blogged on Saturday and wrote about the littles and getting ready for those guys’ arrival. I posted on Saturday because Friday night we had some folks stop by to tour the farm, see what was new since they’d been there last, and stay for dinner. It was a great evening. We had individual Beef Wellingtons. I’m including the photo, because I don’t have very many visual aids tonight! I was pleased that they turned out well and everyone seemed to enjoy them. One of our guests has some great ideas to share with us about generating income and helping to share the adventure with others in a more hands on manner. I’m excited to talk with him about this, so I hope to have something to share with you all in the near future.
What else happened this weekend? One of the lady ducks has hurt her shoulder – we’re not sure how this happened. She’s being strong about it. We picked her up and moved things around a bit; she didn’t protest and nothing seemed to aggravate it, so we’re not too sure what’s going on. We’ve had quite a few injuries lately – we’re seriously thinking about a camera feed so we can better understand what happens when we’re not watching. If you have a recommendation in this area, I’d love to hear about it.
One of the thing we had hoped to get done, but just never seemed to get around to it, was to put up the electric fence around the chickshaw that’s now out in the field, awaiting the move in of the bachelor roosters. It looks a little lonely sitting out there. I think we’ll be doing this in the next couple of days, so that we can have the brooder side free for the littles.
The weather has been warmer lately and quite dry – no rains for a number of days now. Sunday morning we finally broke down and watered all the trees and plants. They have actually done quite well this past week or so, even without rain. The two older trees that have done the best this season are both located on either side of the reverse Hugelkultur bed. We are thinking that the Hugelkultur bed must have really deep watered that area; so much so that those two trees were able to put on more growth than any of the others. Even though we had been deep watering each of them the same throughout the summer. Makes us think about what we can do to help the others. Thought that was interesting.
I’m in Scottsdale today and part of tomorrow, so I don’t know what went on today. I can’t even give you an accurate egg report! Too many meetings today, into the night and by the time I was back in my room, it was way too late to be texting with Sue. So, I promise a full on update on Wednesday. Until then, as always~
Thanks for reading!