Anya and I got the orchard mulched today — ten blueberries, three seaberries, three honey berries, a cherry, a fig, two pawpaws, two currants, three gooseberries, and seven raspberries.
When I went to let the birds out today, a whole forest of mushrooms had sprouted.
We picked up a cool woodworking tool at a local auction — it’s a lathe, table saw, and drill press all in one!
All of our hazelnut bushes are ready to pollinate flowers in spring!
We let a number of corn cobs dry in the field to harvest seeds for next year. The kernels pop off the cob easily when they are dry enough. If it’s even a little hard to remove, I just let the cob sit for another few days and tried again. We’ve got lots of super sweet corn ready to plant next year.
I don’t record all of my meetings — I probably don’t even record most of my meetings. But I schedule the occasional training session. And it really sucks when no one remembers to start recording … and we realize we missed the first fifteen minutes or so. Luckily, Teams has added an option to automatically record a meeting when it starts. No needing to remember to click record. No worrying that no one else thinks to kick off the recording if you are a bit late. When scheduling a meeting through Teams, there are a few settings on the right-hand side of the new meeting form. Simply toggle ‘Record automatically’ to on.
Voila — when I start the meeting, it immediately starts recording.
Our cats usually come with me to the poultry pasture in the morning and evening — they patrol the area, climb a tree, and generally do cat things. Last week, Dumplin decided to try the kitchen scraps I put out for the birds.
Evidently that’s become a “cat thing” now too.
Anya and I ground a whole bunch of pork today to make sausage — as we ground the pork and fat, I added whole jalapeno peppers to the grinder. I formed sausage patties and made some breakfast sandwiches. Very tasty — although our peppers seem to lose their heat when cooked.
I got our autumn orchard planting done — we’ve got ten blueberries, three seaberries, and three honey berries ready to start growing next year. We’ve got another month or so of not-yet-freezing weather; hopefully the plants have enough time to get their roots set in the ground.