Well we are learning some lessons the hard way! We bought 2 bushels of apples from a local farmer the first week of November. I talked to them about how to store them for the winter and made sure I bought apples that were good for wintering. I stored them just as the orchard suggested. I was so proud of myself and so excited to be enjoying local apples all winter long. Well Mother Nature threw me a curve ball. The temperatures for November and the beginning of December have been so mild that all my apples have started to go bad. Apple sauce anyone? I have been canning apple sauce, drying apple rings and baking. These are all wonderful things, but not the fresh, crisp apples that I was looking forward to in February.
This weekend I was able to start a hot composting pile. The pile was started on Saturday and the temp in the pile is already
December is a time of year when money is tight for everyone and our family is not different. We are running low on money as well as chicken feed. I am hoping to find a local brewery that has some brewer grains that they would like me to take off their hands. I have made a few phone calls today with no luck, but I still have hope.