At first, it appeared as though autumn came to a screeching halt, when we hit October, and was faced with a prolonged winter. But, suddenly and out of no-where, when we made it to November, the sun came back and has been keeping us in the mid-teens all week. And, as the forecast looks today, we have another wonderful week ahead of us! Thank you Lord!
This is exactly what we needed, in order to get the last of the harvest in and finish up a few major tasks before the snow settles in for the season.
While we wait for the fields to dry up, and I go back out to drive the grain truck for the last bit of the harvesting, Janice and I were in the garden getting the last of the potatoes out of the ground. This year we had well over 200 pounds of potatoes to put into storage. We don't have a real good place to store such an abundance of potatoes, here at the homestead. However, the neighbour for whom I'm driving the grain truck, has a very large root cellar at his disposal. Since he's not using it at this time, he's offered it to us, which we gratefully accepted. So, yesterday, we loaded up our three huge burlap bags of potatoes and got them safely stowed in the root cellar, not too far down the road.
Now, I just have to focus on getting more wood cut and stacked. I have about a cord already done, but I'd still like to get one more done before the snow begins to fall. Over the rest of the month, and into December, I'm quite confident that I can get another two cords done after that; maybe even three, if I can focus and the weather cooperates.