Winter Farm Duties

Winter Farm Duties

Life goes on in the winter.  Our pigs needed a new hut, so I took a shortcut and made one out of an ibc tote.  In one day, it was ready for them.  They had knocked holes in the old hut and colder temps were coming.

 

The smokehouse was given a coat of gray stain to keep it preserved from the weather.


 

I got some Blue oyster mushroom mycelium and some white oyster mushroom mycelium for Christmas.  I want to naturalize them on the farm so I put the blue oyster mycelium in a bottomless horse trough with mulch, leaves and coffee grounds.  I also got some white oyster mushrooms that I made a bed for with some old hay.  Note  to self:  Don’t let the cows into the yard right after you make a mushroom bed that looks like food.  Luckily, I was able to save it.  The blue oyster mushrooms are actually coming up!  I am so excited.  As I put these in before the white, I am not surprised they came in first.

On a final note:  I can’t wait to show you what we are making out of a $10 non-working front loading washing machine and a cattle shade structure that we have chosen to redesign. 

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