Monday, October 18, 2010
More Winter Prep
Rog built three wonderful new compost bins outside of the loafing shed. Last year, we realized that siting the compost bins a shovel's throw away from the source would be much more convenient and better for the back than hauling wet animal bedding across the farm! (unless, perhaps you have a front end loader.) Plus, I plan to move the cow feeding station to the spot where the compost bins are currently so I won't have to haul hay so far through the snow this winter.
Later, when we let the cows back into this yard when we were done, they were absolutely goofy--very curious about the new compost bins, rubbing on them, climbing inside, racing in circles around the yard. I think it met with their approval.
(My normal a camera lens is broken; I need a wider angle lens to capture the entire inside of the coop, but with the telephoto lens I could get the coop windows, propped opened to let the breeze dry everything.)
What a productive and satisfying weekend. In addition to these projects, Rog baked a batch of sourdough bread, I mowed the lower pasture, Rog performed music Friday and Saturday nights. Sunday evening, our friends Tom and Jean came over for wood-fired pizza and we relaxed.
A few more weekends like this and we'll be ready to hunker down for winter!