Yesterday, I wrote down chores and the list keeps getting longer and longer.
For this week the immediate plans:
Get ready for piglets. We're moving the pigs house to a higher area as the last batch of pigs dug out the floor and made it a mud pit. Paint the roof panels to put recycled steel roofing on it. Split the pen in two so that I can rotate them onto fresh pasture every week.
Chickens. Finish the chicken fencing. They've started hanging out on the back walk and it's a minefield of pooh to negotiate. We're fencing in a very, very large area for them.
High tunnel. Get it cleaned out and get the peas, lettuces, radishes, chinese cabbage, and spinach planted (I'm late on this).
Roofing. We had a patch of shingles come off and my husband needs to climb up and get them replaced. We have a very high, very steep pitched roof, so it's quite a job.
Maple. Finish insulating and putting roofing steel on the inside of our bottling room so that we can get it inspected. Hook up water and electric.
That will keep us going for a "few" days!
At no time are we ever in such complete possession of a journey, down to its last nook and cranny, as when we are busy with preparations for it.