A small, diverse permaculture farm (and now, Bakery!) in beautiful SE Minnesota - our dream come true life focused on Local Food, Local Art, Local Music.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
First Snow In...a Really Long Time
We had a little snowstorm on Sunday and awoke to a few inches of beautiful white stuff yesterday. (The radio announced it was our first snow in about 290 (can't remember the precise number) days. I took my camera with me during morning chores.
The coop. Only a few chickens ventured out into the the snow all day, but the goose and ducks explored the winter wonderland.
Behind the coop - coop, barn, loafing shed.
The cows had waded through the ankle-deep snow to the top of the hill in the east pasture to get a better view. they came plowing down the hill at top speed when they sw I had hay for them.
Snow sheeting off the high tunnel greenhouse. We noticed some rabbit damage already on the peach and plum trees - must get hardware cloth around them pronto!
The Warre hives look cute in the snow, but a couple hours after this photo was taken my backordered hive insulation arrived; I spent the afternoon wrapping the hives with it, and now they have unpicturesque black quilted plastic tied around them.
A view of the garden shed and back of the granary from the beehives.
In September 2008, we dived into our dream of creating a small, sustainable farm. Neither of us has previous farming experience, but we have enthusiasm and many ideas for this little 10-acre farmstead.