|Baby turkeys, just one day old!|
|Recycled barn wood, destined to become poultry housing.|
the wood would come from for the construction of the chicken and turkey houses, also on this fall's project list. Well, here it is! Fortunately it was in a nearby community, as it took 5 Artie-loads to get it home over several days.Still needs de-nailing, but that is a lot of rough cut 1x and 2x stock!!
And, in yet another "long term hanging project," last month the Universe At Large presented us with
|Just the right size! I love a comfortable place to lean back|
which the tub in the front bath lacks.
In an effort to keep up to date with the blog and to develop more of a routine in general, I am planning to post at least once a week, on Friday. Friday is the day I honor Frigga, and in keeping with northern tradition values of Self Reliance, Industriousness and Perseverance it seems appropriate to share our homestead projects as well as other thoughts and observations on this day. I know that many who follow a northern trad path have come together in groups, but by nature we do prefer to be basically solitary. That being said, it is good to have appropriate people connections and to be able to share and help out from time to time.
Very recently, an online friend relocated to Maine and though she is not especially near by, it was good to take a day this past week to visit her in western Maine, to finally meet in person. Additionally, we were able to help her move forward by receiving many tools and some homestead and household goods that she ended up with in a property division. Goddess told her during her journey to Maine, she said, that she was to divest herself of anything that "wasn't her." We are most thankful for some good and useful tools, chicken feeders and waterers and additions to the linen closet.
And in a similar vein, I will be heading out to a neighboring farm tomorrow morning, to spend half a day making myself useful to the farmer, who happens also to be a Pagan and struggling to help keep a 4th generation family farm in the family and operational. I am hoping to be able to continue to offer a half day on Fridays -- her big harvest day for market -- as long as need be.