Goats & gal friends
This weekend was a busy one, and there’s no slowing down!
Saturday we met with our good friends at C.I.C.L.E who want to collaborate with PTF for an upcoming fall event. Then Sunday was PTF hosting another successful food & film night – with over 150 reservations a little over a 100 turned up to attend. Monday morning a USC student come over to do an interview and a bit of filming. Tuesday (today) is our local food co-operative scheduled pick up. Thursday and Friday are going to be busy with another round of filming.
Justin picking pole beans
Late summer tomatoes
In between all that – there’s harvest to be picked, preserved. Fall plantings, winter preparations, turning over old withered summer vegetation, composting as we shift gears to a fall-winter garden.
I got a new blank blank (post coming soon to tell all) which I am learning to use. Right now I am reading the 90 plus page manual which is fascinating. Justin also is tinkering with a new project and Jordanne is slowly and methodically running over boarding and mating options for the goats who come of age this fall. Things are certainly hopping here on the urban homestead!
After a cool spell the weather’s back to normal – hot and sunny. But the sun’s not going to around for very long. Toward the end of the week it’s supposed to go back to cool and cloudy.
Glad to know, we aren’t the only ones commiserating over a bad tomato season. Not giving up on the season yet we’ve planted a late summer crop of tomatoes.
The ducks are molting earlier than normal so duck feathers are everywhere. During molting season this is a stressful time for the animal so we make sure the poultry gets adequate nutrients – kelp, minerals and even brewers yeast. One of our broody chickens appears to have a crop issue so we are giving her extra doses of acidophilus and apple cider vinegar.
The oak trees are our street were trimmed yesterday so we went over and lugged few branches back across the street to the urban homestead. Why? Treats of our goats. Goats absolutely love oak leaves and the leaves are really good for them – helping with digestion.
November is shaping up to be a busy month – a few speaking engagements and public events to attend. Stay tuned for details.
I still have to post what we urban homesteaders ate last week. Very simple, homegrown meals … coming in the next post!