We keep bees, grow garlic, and raise and board donkeys. I am also an author, speaker, consultant and faculty member at NC State University. Here you can read about life on our farm; learn to grow woodland herbs, including ginseng; view cute donkey pictures; order my book and farm products; and contact me about speaking engagements. IF YOU ARE ON A SMART PHONE: CLICK “HOME” TO VIEW OTHER PAGES AND "VIEW WEB VERSION" (BOTTOM OF PAGE) TO ACCESS PAYPAL BUTTONS AND MESSAGING.
This is a photo from our farm on November 1. Beautiful, but I don't remember ever getting this much snow this early before. We had about three inches on the ground.
Forecasts are for a very snowy, icey, and cold winter. Fortunately, it was a good hay season and we were able to purchase and put up a big supply of high quality horse hay at a good price. Our final delivery of firewood arrives on Friday and the roundbales of hay for the cattle will arrive this weekend. The garlic is planted and mulched. There are lots of potatoes and squash in the cellar. I think we are in good shape!
The only problem is that little Chester REALLY does not like to walk in the snow.