Friday, December 02, 2011

December: Bright and Chilly

There was a  heavy frost this morning, but the sun was shining as the geese walked on water briefly.  They broke through the ice and by mid-afternoon the ice was gone.

Suddenly, most of the trees are leafless.

Tomorrow, we will work on winter-proofing the big barn by covering the gates with plywood to keep the drafts down.

I've been hauling buckets of half-composted goat manure up the hill to act as mulch and fertilizer for the fruit trees.  I've got to transplant some of the many butterfly bushes which planted themselves in my vegetable garden.   There is also, mysteriously, a beauty berry bush. 

It's good weather for this work.

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