Tuesday, September 25, 2012
A nice beautiful Autumn Day
It makes for a long day visiting all the sites but is a fun day trip. I suggest packing a picnic lunch and eating at any of the area stops. The Roseman Bridge is on the river and a picnic table and lots of mowed area's to picnic and they have a lovely gift shop. Here is a link to the bridge map: http://madisoncounty.com/index.php?page=getting-here-around And of course the one in Winterset park has all kinds of picnic areas and restrooms and they even have a lovely Pivet Maze you can go explore.
I've got a turkey who has decided it would rather roost outside the fenced chicken coop. I finally got it to roost on top of the fenced roof area which is much to high for even me to reach. But last night I went out just before it got dark and spent 45 minutes running like a fool to get them all in. I'm hoping to do that the rest of the week and see if I can get him to willingly go into to roost. I am just waiting for them all to fatten up and then we can butcher most of them. I plan to leave a male and female turkey as a breeding pair and keep one rooster and about 8 hens and fill the freezer and canning jars with our own fresh meat. About 6 of the hens will go up to my son in St Jo also.
I am still here and getting along but moving slower than I ever remember me doing! Hoping I will recover and take off again real soon. Need to get the garden done for the year. So much to do and so little time and energy! I know a little bit at a time, will get me done. Just need to slow down.
Hope you are all having a lovely Fall!