For the most part the chicken manure we got yesterday is spread on the hay field, and tomorrow they are calling for rain, oh and a 1% chance of snow!? Snow?! I hope that was a typo! But it is Maine, and it could happen. I remember one year a few years ago we had some snow on October 10th! It made a mess of things, and didn't last long but... I'm not ready for that yet. We borrowed a neighbors tractor that didn't have a bucket on it so we didn't have ho hitch and unhitch our tractor. Our son got to put a load on the manure spreader and he was pleased as punch. Matthew was right there making sure everything was fine, and it was. Little Matt did a great job too! He loves to drive the tractor and help in any way he can. Hopefully the rain kills the smell and speeds up the composting of it! The girls were busy playing and running around having fun.
We sold the straw today. Glad to have that gone, before the rain comes. The Amish man we sold it to does the deep, pack bedding for his cows in the winter. A great idea indeed!
I hung some laundry out on the clothes line today, was a great day for it, and no it doesn't smell! I love to hang clothes on the line, free solar power and the crisp smell of fall air. Not too much longer and I'll be using the dryer.With 6 people in our family there is always laundry to do!