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.