Well... It's October now... Where did September go? The days seem to go faster each and every day... When I was younger, the days lasted forever and time stood still. Oh for those days, again! Around the farm, things are slowing down a bit, but there is always something to do. We are close to getting our last fall crop of beans, peppers, and peas. They are so close, we just need the weather to cooperate. Last week, mid 80's...Tomorrow morning they are calling for 35 degrees. Only in Indiana!
The animals are doing pretty good. The cows are getting big and growing at a nice rate. Very friendly and to a point where it's hard to get work done with them following us around the pasture. Goats are being goats... I have had to put Tibbs on a dog collar in the morning to walk him out of the barn.. He used to follow us all out, but now he likes to take off and go get hay, walk around the barn, and even run out the front door into the yard. Craziness early in the morning makes for a unique way to start the day. Our laying birds are laying average right now. Can't wait to introduce the new ones to the flock. The new leghorns will be ready to move in with the hens in about 3 weeks. The last batch of our meat chickens are 2.5 weeks away from going in to be processed. They look great! This will be the last round of chickens until next Spring. If you would like to purchase one/some, please contact us. They go fast! Nothing like knowing where your next meal comes from.
Next up, will be getting the barn ready for winter, buying a bottom plow to turn the garden over, and getting everything else ready for a cold Indiana winter. Next Spring, we should have over a 1/4 acre garden for vegetables sales! We will also be raising more cows for meat sales too! We have had so much interest, we will figure out a way to make it work... Might be time to start thinking about expanding our small family farm and turning into a small-bigger family farm! ;)
Thanks to all who support us, follow us on social media, and help out around here... Come Spring, we will have a planting party, so be on the look-out for your invitation!!! There's nothing like planting a big garden and getting your hands dirty.... God Bless RJ