Now that we're all getting a good feel for our 'farm' legs, things have kicked it up into high gear around here as February trucks right along. The boys are still doing a great job pruning, with the wonderful and amazing help of our mentors Bryan and Lynn, and Liz along with Katie and several others have begun the task of raking up the snipped branches and all the fallen leaves. We had a business meeting to make sure we're all on the same page as to what needs to be done, and we all agree, being a farmer means work! It's a very satisfying kind of work, however, one that at the end of the day you can sit in the hot tub and feel truly accomplished for the day.
We spent the morning on Saturday prepping the large barn area where we will be housing our chickens. They are due to arrive towards the end of February, and we are excited! The area now has the layer of wood shavings needed, the watering canisters are in place, and Josh will be hanging the food canisters before the weekend. Add in our heat lamp, and voila! Chicken paradise! Well, at least until it's time to....well you know. Heh.
Stay tuned! Liz will certainly be hovering around with her camera in the next few weeks and she will be sure to post more photos. Chickens and raking and pruning oh my!