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Showing posts from November, 2015

Our Winter Homestead

What a difference a year makes. Last year at this time I was walking through knee deep snow in the woods in order to get to the grocery store because the roads were too bad to drive on. Now it is a crisp 40 degrees F. and I am able to work in the garden with nothing but a sweatshirt and knit hat on.

Our garden is still producing Swiss chard, kale and red cabbage. If I had used some foresight I probably could have grown a sizable fall crop this year. Live and learn I suppose. From this year forward I will plant a little something just in case, the worst that will happen is that it won't grow.

With that said there are still a number of jobs that need to be maintained here at Whitaker Gardens regardless of the weather. Currently our livestock consist of chickens and rabbits. Their manure is essential for healthy soil here at the Bossy Hen Homestead. Last year when the snow was knee deep I simply emptied the rabbit litter onto the snow and waited until the spring thaw to work it into…