At our new homestead, we have an old standard size apple tree. What a blessing! That tree was one of the many reasons I really liked this place when we started looking for a new homestead. Apple harvest time has come. We have harvested 150 pounds of apples. I got 18 quarts of apple pie filling, 8 1/2 pints of apple jelly, 14 pints of apple butter, 24 pints of apple sauce, and a couple of gallons of dried apples.
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Our first hatch from the incubator! We didn't get as many as I'd hoped. Decided that the temperature wasn't high enough causing the chicks to delay piping from the shell. It was a test hatch anyways. Getting ready to put another small batch in the incubator either today or tomorrow.
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
This years Tour de Fleece is coming to an end. I was able to spin almost every day:) I got quite a bit spun. I learned that it is very possible to spindle spin enough for a sweater in a months time and that the mohair I have in my stash is not something I want to spin. I had great fun and really enjoyed seeing other spinners works. I spun a total of 860 yards of two ply yarn.
Friday, July 19, 2013
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Monday, July 1, 2013
Saturday, June 29, 2013
I sold some laying hens to cut down on the flock and used that money to buy an incubator. I have 14 eggs in the incubator now as a test hatch. Started with 15, but one wasn't fertile. Fourteen is a nice even number anyways. Hopefully, all went well, and by next week I'll have 14 little chicks that have hatched. Can we say chicken pot pie...