Lots to do

It’s a busy time of year on the farm.  I am looking at a daunting list of things that need to be done.  It is at times like this that I realize how much help my son was before he left for college.

Somehow I need to find the time to mow all the fields and pastures.  I need to weedeat the pasture fences and the dam at the pond.  I need to seed one of our pastures.  I need to cut all the grass in the yards and around the gardens.  I need to put up fences around the fall gardens.  I need to plant the garlic and (time and weather permitting) prepare a new garden for that.  And if I don’t get rid of a certain groundhog, we’re not going to have any broccoli this fall.

In the next few weeks I need to harvest the sweet potatoes and get the gardens ready for winter.  I need to winterize the waterers and crank up the wood stove.   I need to transfer some of the deer that are overruning the farm to our freezers.

And yesterday morning I discovered this at the pond:

Of course I must juggle all this with my school and office obligations.

So I obviously need to get off the computer and go get to work.

But even though I see a big list of chores to do, I’m not complaining.   It is an absolutely beautiful time of year to be outside.  And every year, it all gets done.

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