Saturday on the Farm

Fall is well underway, and judging by the weather this week, winter isn’t very far away. We’ve had freezing temps, heavy frost and even sleet this week.

In spite of that weather, I still have some flowers blooming in a pot by the front porch.

You can see the Hibiscus branches in the front right of the picture, and by the chicken. Up from the chicken, is the row of apple trees that are losing their leaves. To the right of the apple trees is the row of raspberry plants. While I was out taking these pictures, I ate 4 raspberries. yum! There are only 3 left on the vines to ripen. I will miss picking and eating raspberries every time I walk around the yard. The kids will, too. Why bother carrying them in the house, when you can stand at the vine and eat them. lol

This Dogwood in the backyard is pretty.  You can see the creek behind and to the right of it. The goat pen is on the other side of the creek.

The turnips, lettuce and radishes are still growing in the garden. We cover them at night, allowing them to get some light and sun during the day. I need to put some boards around them and cover with white/clear plastic. I’m afraid we will forget to cover them one night and they will all die.

What I really need is a greenhouse. lol


Here are a few links I found interesting and helpful:
Canning Dry Goods
How to Make a Plantain Tincture
Make Your Own Seed Tape
Simple Steps to Grow a Hundred Pounds of Potatoes in a Barrel
How to Butcher Chickens
Keeping a Harvest Time Gleaning Contact List


For more Farm & Garden posts, please visit:
Homestead Barn Hop
Bloomin’ Tuesday
Fertilizer Friday/ Flaunt Your Flowers


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  1. I know! getting cold here too, and we would LOVE to have a greenhouse!
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  2. We are having pleasant temps with some rain on occasion now. I’ll take any rain we can get–we’ve been so dry. I don’t know what part of the country you are in, but like you, I’ve been covering our plants on the nights it dips low. I would love a green house. But am going to have to improvise with something different.
    Best of luck with your fall garden. Pat

  3. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have a greenhouse!
    Yes, winter is not far away and most gardens
    will fade for a few months.. but the holidays
    are almost here and that will make up for it..
    Nice post
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  4. Great photos!! It’s strange that some states have had snow already!
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  5. I thank you so much for linking in this week. It is an honor to host Friday’s Flaunt and meet new friends and visit the regulars (who are like old friends) who share. I am always excited to tour each post and see the different flowers/ projects and garden art that everyone flaunts. It is a pleasure to tour and see all the gorgeous blooms…and I appreciate each and every link and comment! I have shared your post today with my facebook page for Tootsie Time. I hope you will link in again soon!
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