But now they have their Guinea Porch and can get some fresh air in the winter on nice days without having problems getting them back into their coop at night.Now that we are down to only 5 guineas, we want to be sure to keep them all safe and happy!Some other winter preparations going on around here:
- our neighbour delivered 2 cords of wood one month ago, and helped stack it all. The stack promptly fell over and stayed on the ground for several weeks. We finally got it all re-stacked, and covered with a tarp.
- we've moved most of last year's wood into Purgatory (our screened in porch), ready for the chilly evenings ahead. This eliminates one of John's complaints...he won't have far to go to get a supply of wood for the stove. Now if I could find a wood stove that self cleaned, we'd be in fine shape.
- we picked a pile of apples from one of our trees. I'm not sure how many bushels it works out to, but we filled a large Rubbermaid storage bin. Next step is for me to peel and core and freeze all the apples. They make GREAT apple crisp. (I have yet to learn how to make pastry, and therefore apple pie isn't on our menu).
- the garden pond has been emptied, and the resident frog was relocated down to the rock island in the middle of our field. There is a natural pond there that will be a much better place for Mr. Frog to spend the winter.
- some new gardens have been dug, ready for a trailer full of dirt and some spring bulbs to be planted.
Always lots more to do, but soon the snow will come and I can put those things off until the spring!