Other updates, our first batch of hens appear to be in full production as we are getting 10-12 eggs a day. Just waiting for the others to get laying and we will likely be in the egg business too!
Special thanks to the "chicken sitters," who helped us out immensely as we did a quick trip to Chicago to get the boys an end of summer train ride and introduce them to the awe inspiring skyscrapers. Interestingly enough, they seemed to enjoy the trip, but noted that they liked living in the country.
Projects to finish before the end of the year - just a few. Finish building our shed (blog post to come), build a chicken coop for winter, rework the meat bird pen, prepare the bees for overwintering, harvest the garden and get going on tomato sauce, plant garlic, purchase tarps and get on the back garden. Just a few things.
Finally, if anyone locally is looking for some strawberry runners, let us know. I'll be cutting back the runners on our strawberry box rather soon and while some will get planted, others will be composted. These runners will take well in the remainder of this year and come up strong next spring. While they likely won't fruit well in their first year, they will set roots and produce well in the following year. Just contact us via the blog and we could set up a time to meet or have you come and cut some.