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An Update: From Summer to Fall

Where has the time gone?

Summer is always the busiest time around the homestead.  The garden is churning out pounds of produces daily, the pressure canner takes up permanent residence on my stove, and the kid's activities seem to ramp up as well.  Plus some new additions to the homestead have kept me busy as well. 

It's go-go-go until, whew, is it November already?!?!

So, although I've been quiet here, a gazillion things have been happening behind-the-scenes.  Now that the weather is turning colder, life is starting to slow down.  And I'm excited to share with you some of what's been going on.    

Here's the condensed version:

We've added a few new chicks to the homestead (and subsequently lost one).

We've added two new goats to the herd (and thankfully still have both of them).

I've crossed one thing off my bucket list and gleaned tomatoes from a local farmer's field.

My buddy and I spent nearly two weeks canning said tomatoes -- an estimated 600 pounds-worth.  Oh.  My.  Gosh.

I've planted, grown, and harvested my own tomatoes, peppers, corn, beans, tomatillos, basil, cucumbers, squash, melons, strawberries, pumpkins, onions, garlic, grapes, peaches, apricots, and plums.  I also had to can, freeze, or otherwise preserve this bounty.

I've ripped out much of the above and planted lettuce, chard, kale, beets, turnips, and carrots.

Weeding, weeding, weeding.  

Stacked firewood.

Stacked hay. 

Treated my chickens for face mites, which requires painting a solution over 12 chicken faces with a tiny paintbrush once a day.  For many, many days.      

Helped a friend move.  From a two-story house.  To a two-story house.

New class planning!  This was fun.  I've got five new classes for you -- from holiday gift making, to bread baking, and how to raise chickens in the city!  I can't wait to share these with you.  More info on dates and times to follow shortly.

Throughout the coming days I'll share more details on some of the more exciting goings-on (like our brand new goats!)  I'll spare you my thoughts about weeding. 

And now, guess where I'm off to now?  The garden needs weeding.

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