My brother Mark brought down his in-laws manual cider press from the 1890s. We assembled and mounted it on a pallet. This weekend we went all out and pressed 25 gallons worth of apple and pear cider. Finally putting the fruit in the orchard to good use. Steve brought Beepa down to get him some outside time. Very productive day.
The nice 10pt buck I got last year has arrived, and at least temporarily found a place to be displayed. Jenny’s Taxidermy did a great job!
U-box arrived in Fredericksburg where I picked it up and towed it back to the farm. Now for the unpacking…
Patty’s garden is just cranking and the flower/herb beds around the perimeter really give you an idea on how things are going inside the garden.
Roof is on (mostly), just in time for sustained rainfall we have been getting. The day after that the sprayfoam guys showed up and insulated the whole place. Of course they got stuck trying to turn around due to rain and I pulled them out with the tractor.
She planted a flower/herb garden on two sides of the raised bed garden and it is absolutely thriving.
Found this on the way past the garden for our morning walk. Getting into high summer now!
Chickens finally started laying eggs. Looks like just the ISA Browns are laying so far. Small eggs, but well formed and delicious !
The project to re-furbish the gray house for use as my office has kicked into high gear. Love this contractor too, flexible and extremely detail oriented. I’m getting some idea of how much I don’t know about this stuff.
Ace is interested but not too sure about these large cows on the neighbors property.