Sunday, April 24, 2016

Spring is rolling along here on the homestead. The garden has settled in nicely even with the lack of rain. We dodged a late frost and it looks like we will be blessed with loads of strawberries, blueberries and blackberries.
The meat birds rapidly outgrew the brooder and have been moved to the mobile chicken tractor. As soon as they no longer need a heat lamp we'll move it to the orchard we they can range more freely.
Today we mowed hay. It is going to be a scarce year. I thought last year was bad but with no rain this year is going to be much worse. One of the fields where we normally get several hundred bales will most likely not even be mowed. There is just not enough to make it worth it. Instead we plan to let the sheep graze it and hope it will cut hay consumption enough to conserve more for winter months.

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