It is cool and overcast today. After feeding the pigs I finished tilling the free pig pen. I will plant turnips in it tomorrow. I don't anticipate much in the way of fruit-the pig manure being so fresh. But the turnip greens will be large and a delight to the goats.
I also started tilling a new patch of lawn this morning. We had spread pig manure around a 200 or so square foot area of lawn at the beginning of the summer and then fenced it in with chicken wire. (It caused quite the discussion around town. One neighbor we had never met drove up and asked if we were doing an experiment. In fact, we fenced it in because our dogs like to roll in fresh manure.) I will till in some old cow manure, and this will be a major part of our fall garden.
The chickens have all but quit laying (we are getting only 1 egg a day) even though the weather has been cooler this past week. Not only don't we have eggs to sell, we don't have enough for ourselves. One neighbor has suggested withholding food and water for a day to shock them back into laying. Hmmm.
Oremus pro invicem!