My autumn

in homesteading •  15 days ago  (edited)

Lately, I've kind of "abandoned" my blog, focusing on work and household chores. But today, examining the photos, I decided that it would be possible to share with subscribers some moments of my autumn.

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As planned, we have increased the number of our chickens. Now we have 5 birds.

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We moved them to the greenhouse for the winter. I built a small heated chicken coop inside the greenhouse.

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I think the chickens will be there well. Our winters are not very cold, but frosts are periodically.

At the beginning of the month I gathered the last crop of zucchini. This year I got 8 boxes.

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I thought there would be more, but on one bed there was no harvest at all, and some were destroyed by slugs and rodents.

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Well, it doesn't matter, because I grew a couple of pumpkins and probably a whole bag of carrots, although I did not count on it at all

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In parallel, I'm preparing for the winter and sawing old pallets for firewood, as well as continuing to build a house.

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Mustard, which I planted in the place where the potatoes grew, rose perfectly and now the neighborhood bees are happy to collect the last nectar there.

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Truth bees do not appreciate my gift and for the last month I have already been stung 3 times, and 2 times in the eyes. In the end, probably a whole week I went with puffy eyes :)

In general, all is fine and life goes on.

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Thanks for sharing!

Good to see you back! I haven't been as active lately either. Life just gets too busy. I love your little indoor chicken coop. What a great idea! I'm sorry the bees are so unappreciative of your efforts. How mean of them to sting you in the eyes!

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Lovely to see you back. I'm especially smiling at the care you have taken to keep your chickens safe and warm. That makes me happy. :) Do you eat your mustard greens? Soooo nutritious! We eat them here in Thailand - either lightly steamed on the side with spicy fish, or stir fried with garlic and mushrooms.


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Thanks. No we don't eat mustard. We mostly use it as fertilizer and as eco detergent.

What will you do with all those zucchini? Those chooks are lucky having a heated house. What do you heat them with?

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I have a big family and we like zucchini, so we will eat them :) To heat the chicken coop, I used a piece of metal pipe and a 75 watt light bulb. At night, I just turn it on and the heat from this light bulb is enough