Sunday at the farm was a very productive day.
We started tearing down the old greenhouse that had fallen in the "Blizzard of '08".
We found a bunch of chicken raising supplies from when my grandparents were raising a flock.
The major find was a big brooder. We just need to rewire it with a safer set up.
We also found a bunch of the original doors and windows off the house (c. 1876!). The doors were in really good shape.
There was a giant pickle crock that was cracked but repairable. I am sure the glaze is lead so we would not use it even if it were not cracked.
We took a peek into the old smokehouse and saw so many treasures that we want to go after. We are very patient though, knowing how unsafe that building might be.
At the entry way of the old chicken coop we uncovered a giant flagstone that was placed there to keep the mud down. My dad thinks he may have placed it there years ago.
This mama was all coy and shy about having her picture done.
This mama muscled her way in when I was taking pictures and shoved her mug right up into the camera to make sure I took her picture. She is a big ham but she is my favorite goat...don't tell the others. You can see her baby belly. I am guessing she will go another 4 weeks or so before we meet her little ones.
We have lots more to do in the coming months, stay tuned for updates.
Garden update: Yesterday we started 90 tomato plants, 48 cucumbers and 21 zuchinni plants!