Even though things slow down here at Polyface in the winter we still stay busy. There are still chickens, pigs, and cows to feed and bed, eggs to collect everyday, firewood to pickup, and an assortment of other things that got put off during the summer to be done in the winter when we have a little more time.
One of the things that we did this week was chip wood. It is amazing how many branches it takes to make a full load of wood chips! We also get dump truck loads of wood chips from the highway crews so we don’t have to chip all of our own bedding material.
After filling up the spreader we herded the cows out of the barn into a holding pen so we could spread the new layer of chips.
What winter projects/chores are you working on?