The calm before the storm that is Sandy
As many of you know, an unprecedented storm is making its way to the East coast as I type. Last hear we had Irene and the Autumn Nor’easter. This year, both types of weather systems have collided, during a full moon no less, and the result is going to be something for the history book.
We have spent the past three days prepping. All of our “winter” animal tasks have been completed. We moved the rabbits into the grow tunnel, fixed up the stalls for the sheep and cows in the barn, and stowed everything that was loose. We checked on the bees, but found that there was not enough honey in the supers worth harvesting. Inside, we made a huge batch of pork stock and lard from the pigs we had taken last weekend to the butcher. All of the fresh cuts are in the freezer, and everything to be cured was taken to Noack’s. We have a generator this year, so all should be well. Hopefully the storm will be gentle, but all predictions seem to suggest otherwise. We hope you all weather this storm safely, I will leave you with a set of pictures we took of the farm today and yesterday. Hopefully tomorrow it will look much the same.
Jamie and Mike and crew