Looks like we're going to give Stella some time to recover and see if we can't bring her home between now & December. She's doing better, and hopefully she'll continue until she can join our menagerie.
Stewart is the star pupil at puppy class (the only pupil, actually) and is growing like a weed. Here he is relaxing after a hard day of playing and being naughty -
Check out this egg one of the Red Star hens laid today. The older hens are pretty much done for the year, and the 2 new gals are stepping up to the supply chain with gusto. It's hard to tell from the picture, but the bigger egg is 2 or 3 times the size of the rest. We can't even close the carton on it!
We ended up staying home today to plant the blueberries, roses, bulbs and heathers we got at Bakerview Nursery this weekend. Which is a good thing, or we might have missed the treat our neighbor brought over - 4 gallons of fresh pressed cider from his orhcard! One thing about making hard cider, is that you need unpasteurized, preservative-free juice. So being good brewsters, we found a nice ale yeast in the freezer and started some yeasties bubbling. Tomorrow they'll go into a carboy of honey and cider to ferment into sweet loveliness!