Sunday, November 7, 2010

Still Building a Fence

Well the fence mentioned in the previous post is almost complete.  What started out as a small project to fence one side of an existing pasture turned into a huge undertaking for the entire pasture.  The rain recently has really made things speed along.  The T-Posts were taking 20 hits a piece to drive them in, but with the softer ground its down to 5 or 6 hits.  We hope to lay the hop yard out soon, and then order material.  Looks like we are going to start out with somewhere around 200 plants.  I'm still looking for a used single bottom turning plow if anybody knows where is for sale, drop me a line.  The list of things to do only gets longer and the days keep getting shorter.
After a few frosts the persimmons taste great.  Not sure what I'm going to do with all these things.  I hear you can make beer with them, maybe I'll give that a shot.
The barley is doing really well.  The rains have been great and a good stand has been established.  Now if I can keep the deer out of it, I might be able to malt our first crop early next summer.