Tuesday, February 18, 2014

February Update

A few things that have been happening here at the homestead this month...

HillTop Greens Mix

I was able to harvest some salad greens and spinach that I had planted back in September!  It tastes soooo good to have fresh greens at this time of year!  Looking forward to getting things started in there soon!

HillTop Cider Barrel

K has been working on making a cider press and he has been able to complete two barrels as seen in photo.  He was able to source the wood from a local mill that makes lobster traps, and have local welder make the metal rings.  He was able to find plans on the net and has been able to build the barrel.  He has a few other projects on the go, so this gets done in his "spare" time. 

Spirit and BB enjoying winter
This is Spirit (Brown Jersey) and BB(Holstein steer) enjoying a winter day.  Spirit is going to have a calf in a few months and I think she is going to be a great mother.  She takes care of BB all the time.  Loved this moment and I was happy that I was able to get a photo of it. 

During the storm

On the 16th of February, we had an ice storm and this was the  aftermath.  The birch trees are so heavy with ice, the weight is bending them into all kinds of shapes.  Today (18th) it is starting to melt so we will see how they come back...I really hope they do!

Smarty Pants Rug Hooking

One last project...my rug!  Smarty Pants has decided that he wants to help...not sure that is a good thing. 

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