My apologies for not keeping you up on the farm front!
I left off at the part where we said goodbye to eight of our 24 turkeys. The rest were taken to the butcher by our mentor and the three little pigs go this weekend. The sheep are back in the barn after a good run-around with the friendly neighbourhood ram, Roman Polramski. After his relentless attempts to mount the young lambs, the decision was made to allow our rented ram to fulfill his instinctual desire as Margarite, April and Regaldina have grown almost to full size and will hopefully be capable of carrying young lambs of their own in the spring. The animal world is a fascinating one, not unlike your mid-afternoon, weekday soap opera.
We've officially finished our apprenticeship! The CSA is over, the fields have been swept of every last morsel and the ground prepared for a good frost. I'm excited to move on to the next chapter of our adventure but at the same time am sad to say goodbye to The Amazon's Garden and our wonderful mentor. She gave us a wonderful foundation of experience and education to build on, something I will always be grateful for and never forget. We love you Christine!
Preparing for winter in Eastern Ontario - hibernation and planning!