I started my 8 day vacation today. We had planned to go to South Dakota to visit Mount Rushmore but decided not to at the last minute. We are staying home to get ready for winter.
Today I was able to sleep in until 7 AM. That is 2 hours later than I normally sleep. We had a good morning returning things from our remodel project to Home Depot and Menards, then lunch out (Yummm.. whitefish for me). Phil naps every afternoon, so while he was sleeping today I did laundry then went out to the garden to start to put it to bed. I have so much to do, but I got a good bit of it done. I am pulling out plants and getting it ready to plant a cover crop to protect the soil over winter. Tomorrow I will be butchering all of the “baby” roosters that we hatched out this spring. I am always amazed that we normally have well over 50% of the chickens we hatch are roosters!!!! We normally butcher them earlier but Phil didn’t want to hatch as early as we normally do so we are butchering really late this year. I prefer to hatch our new chickens in March or April so they have lots of time to “grow out” during the warm months. Butchering when it is cold is no fun (not that butchering is fun in any weather). I hope them temps warm up to at least 50 degrees while I am butchering.