It's not that nothing is happening, but with the whole family getting sick with the flu, it kinda slowed down to a crawl.
The renovations on the house are finished and we have settled into our 2 new rooms. The root cellar is just a bit warmer than a refrigerator, which is perfect and very useful to store crates of fruit and loads of other foods. But we aren't using it as a proper root cellar this year since the garden hadn't been sown to be harvested so late. We will use it to store fresh vegetables next year. The mudroom is also very nice and spacious with every tool on hand and a lot of room for the outside gear.
|mudroom other angle|
Gary now has a woodshed and it's filling up quickly with dry wood. Gary spends a lot of time in that shelter cutting up wood and stacking. The garden has been extended and we had to fence it up to keep dogs and wildlife out as much as possible.
The goats have been bred and put back into their respective pens. The boys are actually back in the barn after spending all summer and fall in their forested pasture with a three sided shelter. We don't have snow on the ground yet but it's coming pretty soon. We've had a couple of nights at -10 celcius and some flurries. So water in the buckets has started to freeze and the frequent visits with flasks of boiling water have begun to keep livestock well hydrated. And by the way, everyone is healthy. Hens are laying, rabbits are making babies (at a slower rate, for winter), goats are giving a bit more milk now that Samara is finally weaned.
Now that we are back on our feet and that the coughing has come to an end, we'll try to be productive during this magic time of the year: Fall. When temperatures aren't yet freezing and the bugs aren't biting.