I haven't posted lately because we've had this bug floating around. High temperature for a few days and then about a week of a nasty dry cough. I think we're finally on the tail end of it. Thank goodness because I'm tired of buying cough medicine!
We have been getting ready for winter. It has been very cold here the last two weeks, most of the days are only in the 40s. Little low for this time of year. I'm glad that I ordered a load of wood before the cold hit because we've already had several fires.
I still have to cover the raspberries, strawberries, and blueberries. I hope hoping for some nice warm days before I did that but it doesn't look like that's going to happen so I'll be out there this week getting that done. We still have to bring the hoses in so they don't split in the cold.
Our hens finally started laying a few weeks ago. We're getting 4-5 a day. We have 18 hens, but like I said its starting to get cold out and they don't like the cold that much.
Our momma cat and her nine babies are doing well. I got her a high protein cat food and been feeding her a milk supplement because she's not too big herself. She's been eating all her food and then going out hunting so I know she's burning the calories.
Next spring we're looking at a calf and several pigs. I have a friend that wants one so we'll be raising it with ours and it looks like the guy that I rent our back 8 acres to for his cows, wants a few also. Doing chores for one pig or three doesn't really matter and they will all pitch in to cover the cost AND I know what goes in the animals that we are eating! We're talking about raising hens and butchering....but that will be in a few years. No time for that now.
On the school front, we haven't gotten everything done these last two weeks but we're getting there. Tomorrow I will post a review on Elemental Science: Biology and what I think of it. It has been a great program so far and we've really enjoyed it, but I'll give you the low down tomorrow.
Have a wonderful night!! I have company coming over for WD tonight. Can't wait!!