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October 31, 2014, 7:40 pm
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Trick or treat

Trick or treat

October 31, 2014

It’s that time of year already. October has all but faded into a memory. The children will gather candy and bellyaches. The parents will try to find their sanity as sugar charged kids go crazy. Perhaps, that is why they call it trick or treat đŸ˜®

I say farewell to the month. As I reflect upon these last several weeks, I am filled with gladness. One heck of a lot of work got done. The haymow is full. The gilts are bred. The ends and edges of the corn field have been picked by hand. The rows stand ready to be machine picked, hopefully, starting the end of next week.

I have been stockpiling logs for a wood cutting day. The pile is getting quite large. There are more dead tree logs and limbs waiting to be brought to the pile, but progress has been steady. Our broilers are chilling on ice, freshly butchered and the pig pens are almost empty, because most of the pigs went off to freezer camp. Lastly, our steer Charlie, can now be called “ground chuck”.

So, as November comes in and chases the clocks back an hour, I get to look at a much shorter list of chores. Wood cutting and corn picking will be our top projects, followed by our own butchering as we fill our freezers. Smoked sausages, hams and bacons will soon fill the smokehouse. Our turkeys, named Thanksgiving and Christmas, will also soon vacate their pen, making room for growing piglets.

I see rest on the horizon, but for tonight mostly just goblins…… or perhaps candy eating… gobblings!

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