Monday, September 9, 2013

Fall is Coming!

It had been a busy couple of weeks here on the homestead.
The fall hay finally went down,  619 bales! Because of all the rain this year, the pastures have stayed lush and green and not a lot of hay has been fed so we capped off the barns and the rest was sold.

The fall garden finally went in. Cabbage, broccoli, collard plants that my sister started in the greenhouse were planted. We sowed kale, spinach, beets and rutabaga from seed. I still need to get radishes, carrots, lettuce and garlic in the ground. The garlic has been ordered but has yet to ship.

There was a dog crisis over Labor day weekend. I found one of the bird dogs unable to stand. We spent 5 hours at the emergency vet. Two days later and not much improvement, I finally got him to our regular vet. She is such a miracle worker. Lots of fluids and treating him for numerous issues, he has become his old self again. It was touch and go for a few days and though we really don't know which treatment was the one to get him back on his feet, I'll take it!

Finally this past weekend, Doug and I snuck away for 30 hours to a little B&B a couple of hours away. We spent hours hiking and enjoying Pilot Mountain and Hanging Rock,11 miles total!
A pic of the cabin and of the view from our sidewalk..

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