First item was to set up a new rabbit hutch for Betty's kits to be moved into for weaning. I did that with a little help from my husband then moved the first two kits into it along with a new bunch of fresh greenery, water and pine cones to chew on. I will move two more tomorrow and then the last two the day after that. It helps the doe to stop producing milk when you do it that way so they don't develop mastitis.
After caring for all the animals I came back into our cabin for my morning coffee and granola. I thought about what to do next and the garden started calling my name. I took a farm bag, garden shears, seeds and Tory with me to start working.
They were some plants that still needed to be cleared out so that's what I did. The tomatoes and corn are finished for this season. The old plants either go to the rabbits or on to the new raised beds to compost over the winter.
As I was working away Tory was chasing frogs in the creek and Bruce was installing our new automatic gate opener. That will make life so much easier, especially when we are going in and out with our horse trailer. Right now it's operated by battery but as soon as they go on sale we will get a solar unit to work it. Just one more way to help do our part in not using electricity.
Have you started your fall garden? What are you planting? Here are some good ideas from Old World Garden Farms. I read this blog often They have some wonderful ideas and helpful advice.