December on the farm… December 16, 2017Jen PowellLeave a comment I haven’t posted in awhile – we’ve been really busy this fall. Here are some updates: Here is our snowy yard today. It took awhile to get this much – most of November we didn’t have any snow. The chickens haven’t been coming out of the coop building much. I left the run open on days I was home until we got snow. Now the chickens don’t want to come outside anyway, and our white ducks might get lost if we let them out! They like the snow though. Here is Marigold, one of our female bunnies. Here is Petunia, Marigold’s sister. They were born this year in March. Here is Buddy, our male. The garden in winter. bleh. I’m already starting to plan next year’s garden! The back yard. The snow is pretty, but it gets to be tiresome after awhile. It’s nice through the Holidays and then I wish it would leave (it won’t for several months after, though). Our bird feeder is up, so the chickadees are happy. We kept it down in the summer, to prevent bears coming to our porch. The bears should be hibernating now. We lost our hen Specks a week or so ago. I thought she was egg bound or something (she was lethargic but still eating), so I treated her for that, but it didn’t seem to matter. We were very sad to lose her. She was a big personality in the flock. Very vocal about us coming in to get eggs. And very friendly -she liked being petted. We’ll miss her. This is a little older – here are a couple of pumpkins I ended up roasting. I made some pumpkin bread with the flesh, and froze some for later this winter. Here are all the tomatoes I canned this fall.