It’s been awhile since we have had a Farm Friday post! We are mostly waiting on the weather to take a chill pill and decide what season it wants to be. Today…I think winter is trying to make a comeback. It’s rainy, muddy, windy, and cold.
The best way to do Farm Friday is with a few snapshots.
First off, yes we do have possum. One egg-stealing, duck bothering, ugly as sin nasty predator that just had it’s last meal. I hope it enjoyed it.
Sorry tenderhearts…I have no love for possums. They are destructive, sneaky, and not only do they take our eggs, they come right up to the back door to eat , and will kill our chickens when they run out of the aforementioned snacks to eat.
It has to go and I’m not going to make it somebody else’s problem. Buh-bye possum.
Moving on. I am trying a something new with the garden this year because the last couple years have been just craptastic. Yes, that is the only word to describe it. Last year we had flooding in the tomato garden area until mid-July. That area has NEVER had water laying in it before.
Unfortunately our only patch of high ground also has dense shade so I can’t plant there.
Each year has been increasingly bad for in-ground planting so I got a bunch of these half barrels that can be set up on rails off the ground to keep them out of the water. They are filled with compost from the goat barn and ready for dirt.
And just because the newest little of bunnies is at their peak cuteness…
They were not planned, and a reminder to separate littermates before they actually start to mate. Luckily we thought the mama seemed a bit too pudgy when we were picking out the butchering day culls. We put a nestbox in her cage and a few days later we had 7 new bunnies. They will be the perfect age for showing at the county fair, so we got lucky!
What’s happening in your barnyard/garden/flower beds?