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Summer is over

It really is.  The practical end of the summer came too fast, and back to work we went.  I am grateful in these crazy times to have a job.  It will be a new challenge and different for me this year, but I am looking forward to it.

Hurricane Irene hit us much more gently than we all thought.  My son in NJ got hammered much harder than we did.  He actually got evacuated from his apartment in Lodi.  Probably a good thing!  We lost power for part of a day, and lost a greenhouse cover, but some of the towns around us lost it for 2 or 3 days.  I really can’t complain.  I am trying to get into the school schedule which is always a tough thing to do.  Getting up at 4:30 and milking at 5:15 is a pretty big change from my summer schedule!

The chill is in the air at night, however, no matter how warm it gets during the day.  The girls down in the field are getting some extra feed and we are getting ready for breeding.  John is working hard on getting at least one of our greenhouses cleaned out.  We would like to get the whole thing moved before the winter if we can.  We shall see!  At least the compost piles are growing nicely.

Naked greenhouse gets unloaded