Tom has been picking apples like crazy. He is picking ours and those of family and friends. Here are some of those apples.
He has been pressing them into cider. Here is Wally hanging out while he presses.
The animals are getting the pressed apples. They seem to like them.
I finished picking the pears today. This is 4 boxes of them.
One box was ripe so I canned them. I produced 8 quarts. But there are 3 more boxes that will need to ripen. I have my work cut out for me.
Previously I had picked the remaining grapes. The birds had gotten almost all of the ones under the netting. So I mostly was able to pick the ones that weren’t ripe enough for them to eat. I destemmed them Sunday while watching the Seahawks first game (a loss).
The peacock is losing his feathers. I will be selling them for 25 cents each, if anyone is interested. Here are the ones he hasn’t dropped yet.
Tom had placed a cardboard box on the back porch to put in the recycling. But Wally adopted it so now it is her bed. Tom has since added a towel, and she spends a good portion of her days there.
In the mornings though, when I am trying to check my emails, she likes to lay on the keyboard, trying to get attention.
Unfortunately the rabbits are now eating the corn stalks before the ears are ready. So our corn harvest is going to be quite poor again this year. Here are some of the chewed up stalks.
And the donkeys have been eating the squash leaves in the old pig pen. I have a large green pumpkin that I would really like to see ripen so I can carve a large jack o lantern.
So I fenced the donkeys away from them. So far it is working.
It is easier to fence donkeys away from squash than rabbits away from corn.