Our weather’s been totally unusual this year, but with the current warm spell, we’re thankful and making the best of it. Will’s cutting hay on his last big field and I’m still picking beans if you can imagine that. Our apprentice, Alisha, came for a visit and kicked right in, helping like crazy, picking and shelling beans. Will showed her how to tread on dry bean pods to split them open, releasing the beans, of those varieties which had totally dry pods. It goes much faster that way. We picked and picked. Whew. There are a lot of crates of drying bean pods, beans, and buckets of bean pods everywhere! But with COVID-19, we know folks will be needing seeds for their gardens next spring.
Our old wild turkey hen raised four poults this summer and we saw them off and on right into fall. Yesterday, Will saw a turkey in the woods, on the driveway — just a quick glimpse. We sure hope Mom is bringing the “kids” home for the winter. The family started out two miles from our place and the last we saw, they were a mile away and headed home. We hope.
I’ve got a big pile of laundry to get done so this will be a quick blog. Stay safe everyone, both from storms and fires, not to mention COVID-19. — Jackie