So many things to get done before everything freezes or get covered in snow!
I've been rushing to dig up the Ranunculus tubers as my ground is starting to freeze and they wont survive over winter. The Dahlias are already up but they are always easier as their tubers are much bigger. The Ranunculus are smaller and harder to find among the weeds that encroached in.
(If you got Ranunculus tubers from me this spring, you can start diggin them up now. Shake off most of the dirt. Spread them out to dry completely (don't heat them! just let them air dry). Store in a paper bag or box in a cool, dry place until next spring!)
The Dragon Dome Greenhouse is being shifted over to Fall/Winter production which means the Cherry Tomatoes are out and the Salad Mix is going in while the perennials that didn't make it into the field get to wait until next spring in their 4" pots.
The pasture is getting ready for the Hen huts & runs to get lined up and winterized for their comfort and my convenience.
The rows of spent crops are getting mowed and tarped so all that plant matter can be composted down by my wonderful worms and underground organisms to help make healthy soil for next years crops.
And everything that has been spread around the field, pasture, and lawn has to be picked up and stored away for winter so there are no surprises under the snow!
A little bit of ground work on the High Tunnel goes a long way, but prolonged nightly temps in the low teens and measly highs means an extremely small window of unfrozen ground to work with so I may not get as far a long as I hope
There will be TONS of dried flowers available this Friday at the Troy Bounty Festival! Check out my Facebook or Instagram Page later today and tomorrow for more photos of them as I spread out and assemble back together all the wonderful Statice, Strawflower, Grasses, Pearly Everlasting, and more that I dried this season!
The kittens were very happy to have me back. They have graduated to a new home in the upstairs office which can stay warm in winter even with the door closed thanks to grates in the floor to the woodstove downstairs. I have been working hard every morning to clean, organize, tidy, and secure shelves, indoor plants, and anything else I think they could try to disrupt or destroy.
Once I'm done, their chaos gets released upon the home!
What's available this week?
Where to find it all?
I'll be at Troy this Friday for the Bounty Festival from 330-630pm!
I'm Farmer Megan with a life full of cackles, clucks, quacks, weeds, crazy kitten, and one tiny, senior, blind dog.