Chores are a daily and never-ending endeavor on a farm. They just shift either the task or the time of day it is completed as the seasons shift. I may not know what day it is at any point, but I always know the imminent weather, daylight hours, and usually where the moon is and what it's up to.
This season is all about stocking up for winter, whether that means straw, feed, or supplies but also stocking up on ideas and tasks that can be completed when the soil is not accessible and are either done inside or aren't inhibited by freezing weather. The only problem is it's a little too easy to say 'oh, I'll do that in winter'.
But for now, the more immediate tasks get done, more wreaths get made, the flower crowns are prototyped, and the leaves begin to yellow!
The big project of the week for my farm laborers was the raking, lifting, and piling the straw I mowed and scythed this summer up into the hayloft to stay dry until it gets the joyful use as chicken and duck bedding during the winter!
More dried flower and weaving work got done inside while trying to limit breathing in the smoke. Luckily, it has begun thinning so the outside work doesn't get too far behind!
What's available this week?
I'm Farmer Megan with a life full of cackles, clucks, quacks, weeds, crazy kitten, and one tiny, senior, blind dog.