Betty and Rosie got a visit from their BoarFriend (or Rent a Boar as I like to call him). He was a handsome, black Berkshire and now we can expect new piglets the first week of December. He liked it so much on our farm that Mark had quiet the time convincing him that he should load back into the trailer to go home!
The Narragansett turkey poults are really growing well. They might end up being our heritage turkey breed of choice. At this age they are all very vocal and will gobble as an entire flock over just about any noise. This is one of my favorite sounds on the farm! Everyone who has ordered a turkey for Thanksgiving can anticipate a very nice sized and plump bird.
Mark and I will spend the next few weeks of nice weather getting the farm ready for the cold winter rains. In particular, we have work to do for all the lambs and piglets that will be born during the dark winter months.
And we will be harvesting our apple and numerous pear trees. The orchard got hit hard by scab this year. While the fruit still tastes great, it doesn’t look pretty. I see a huge bout of canning in my future for applesauce and pear butter. O.K. that sound totally YUMMY!
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