Sunday, October 9, 2016
Sunday Reading - My Favorite Season
Fall and Spring are the two best seasons around the Small-Hold. The temps are usually in my major comfort range and each bring welcome change but I think Fall is the best out of the two. Spring brings with it too much rain and the specter of constant weed growth along with more and more heat each day while Fall usually means there will come a point when I know I can relax a bit more. Especially this year now that I have managed to really build up a good firewood reserve once again.
The fields begin to look cleaner and the impenetrable weeds around the edges start drying up and dying off. The sheep especially become much happier in the cooler weather and the slight bite to the air brings me out of a morning foggy stupor faster.
This Fall of course I will be focusing on the never ending, takes forever and seems to make small progress fencing project. In fact I hope to get a huge portion of it finished today. Frazier has been moved to his temporary holding and the forecast is for sunny skies and very mild, cool temps so I hope I can get it done. The next step will be to build Frazier a shelter for his new paddock then actually fencing the paddock itself after I drop a few larger weed trees that have grown up in the fence. So far this little section has been the slowest and most difficult to coordinate out of the entire project but it is also the most important section too.
The forecast is looking mild and dry all week as well so either this evening or tomorrow I will cut the front field for the last time and then put away the hay equipment for the year.
Like I said things are winding down now and the to do list is seeming a bit more manageable for a change.
Keep Prepping Everyone!!!!!