Winooski Fire Department & Crematorium
The juxtaposition of these two establishments is just a bit too ironic…
Today I found ice on a water bucket – first time this fall. We’ve had a few days of light frost. We have tomato and tomatillo plants on the hill side gardens that are still doing well. This is amazingly late for such warmth. I don’t mind it in the slightest.
Today we also got our first load of hay for the winter. This was 100 small square bales, about 60 lbs each. They are easy to use for spot feeding unlike the large round bales. We use a lot of round bales of hay to both feed and bed our pigs each winter. Once the pastures are gone and buried beneath the snows the pigs eat about 0.8 lbs of hay per hundred weight per day. Hay‘s not quite as good as pasture but the pigs, sheep and chickens are all glad to see it in the winter when the fields are no longer available.
Outdoors: 42°F/25°F Sunny Skies
Farm House: 62°F/56°F 100 small square bales arrived, 1 round bale put to the north
Tiny Cottage: 62°F/41°F Need to close vents