This weekend saw lots of work in preparation for possibly going out of town next week. No pics this time, unfortunately.
- Fed goats; checked on their kelp, mineral, and baking soda levels
- Trellised hops by screwing a whole bunch of eye-bolts into the porch railing, and running jute twine from the upstairs window down through the eye-bolts to the garden staples on the ground; cleared the grass out of the hops beds
- Mowed most of the lawn
- Cleaned out all the dead bees from last year’s hives; laid down black plastic mulch in an attempt to solve the issue of needing to mow around future hives of angry bees; replaced and re-leveled the hive stands, and put the hive boxes back together in preparation for the new bees to come next weekend;
- Cleaned out the greenhouse, and moved the super-late tomato-, pepper-, and herb starts out there to the greenhouse under lights on a timer
- Checked in on all the things in the raised beds — overwintered chard, kale, carrots, and leeks, plus newly-transplanted lettuces, green onions, and brassicas, and the direct-seeded peas and radishes — and weeded and watered and otherwise generally babied the tiny veggies
- Moved the turkeys from their separate house into the coop, so we don’t have to keep feeding and watering birds in two places at opposite ends of the yard
- Made some chèvre and some yogurt.
My fingernails are dirty. It’s awesome.