Saturday, January 4, 2014
I have found our little homestead getting into quite a rut this winter. Work, school, chores, bed. Over and over again. We are burned out on construction, so the new addition is at a stand still. I am not milking Pearl because, well, it's just too cold for both of us. Our hay quality isn't as good as last year, so her milk production was low anyways.
On a positive note, the hens are thriving in this cold. Egg production is up (thanks to a light in the coop), and they are healthy and active. I don't have a heat lamp on for them this year and they don't seem to mind. I have read that unless it reaches 20 below, they do better without one.
I have started planning the garden and making goals for 2014. It's going to be a great year I can feel it.
Posted by Christina H.