I've been quiet lately and uninspired to write about it. It's not that my mind has been quiet, it's anything but...
I just don't find that writing anything down solves or solidifies anything for me. I enjoy it, and so I do it when it feels good.
First order of business;
It's almost halloween. I am excited and also very nervous. My confidence levels have sunk to an all time low lately. I don't feel very worthy or capable. I've been exploring where this comes from. I don't know yet. I have a costume, but I want to curl up and hermit instead. I always walk the line between feeling so threatened, and having fun. It's frustrating and tiring. I think it requires a talk, but communication cane hard to come by.
My winter garden has been decimated by deer. Again, and then for a third time. They are real brats out here. Next year ( I am hopeful, but sometimes I wonder why I bother) I hope to put up some more raised beds and hoop houses. I've planted some garlic, lettuces, chard, and a few cabbages. Maybe if I'm lucky they will survive the deer. With Alex's help I constructed a chicken wire screen top for one of the beds. The other bed is a over planted mess of winter crops. I don't mind just letting it grow as a cover crop and tilling it in come spring. Good compost :)
The chickens! I love them. I can't wait to start selling cartons of eggs. A while back Lucy was stolen out of the coop. I suspect a fox ate her. So we installed a door in the coop and so far so good. It's a bit of a chore to open and chose it daily, but it's really not that bad. I should be checking on them daily anyways. The chickens I have right now are as follows:
Scarlett- Rooster, breed unknown
4 x rhode island reds
3 x black sex link
4 x gold sex link
2 x silkies
4 x bantam (unknown specific)
I was hoping to have a few more varieties by now, but I think I will use this winter to do some work on the coop.
In spring I would like to add to my flock. I would like to add turkeys, some french copper marines, olive eggers, easter eggers, some buff orphingtons, and some white egg layers.
So far I have four folks I know personally interested in purchasing eggs from me. Yesterday Jason and I came up with a few cool names at work for my chicken biz. I will keep them secret for now. xo xo