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We have been having such nice warm weather here. How's the weather in your neck of the woods? What fall tasks are you working on right now? We just made an offer on a house and it was accepted. Hopefully we will be in our new homestead by Christmas.

Quick discription: 4 bd. 1 1/2 ba., 30x50 shop, 40x60 barn, 15x15 chicken hotel with 20 nest boxes, dry cellar, small orchard containing apple, peach, cherry, plum, pear and apricots, Fully operational greenhouse with attached office. The greenhouse was used as a nursery and fruit stand. The property is on a well traveled highway. The acreage is smaller than I'd like at four acres, but the property backs up to nothing but open land and there is a nice pond not far from the back fence. We hope to approach the owner of the land behind to add to our existing place. The house is in immaculate condition. Of course our real estate lady was suprised when we spent most of our time in the outbuildings. The barn has a small feed room and office and gated stalls that open into the pasture beyond. The whole place is very nice, and will give us ample opportunity to produce an income. Yippee!!!

Little Bit Farm

-- Little bit Farm (, November 08, 2001


Hi Little bit, We were hit by a storm here in the Maritimes this week. The roof of my portable chicken pen blew off and parts of my sheep shelter out in the paddock fell in. Work on the barn is only getting done on weekends now that its dark when hubby gets home at night so its slow going. the sheep don't seem to mind much. They are staying out in the open no matter what the weather. Your new place sounds great. we have 4.7 acres here and would love to add on but the owner of the neighboring field won't sell but he will lend!! Gotta love it! Good luck in the move!!!

-- Alison in N.S. (, November 09, 2001.

Sounds Great. "CONGRATULATIONS" Now how about some pic's so we can see your new place.

-- Kenneth in N.C. (, November 21, 2001.

I would love to provide pics, but unfortunately I haven't got a way to scan them in yet. I am planning on geting a digital camera soon for just this purpose. I just can't wait to get moved. I am really looking forward to all the work. The orchard needs pruning. If it was done at all, it was done badly. There are a lot of people out there who dream of fruit from their own trees, but then take care of it so badly that they never get any decent fruit. When the owner of the house blamed her low peach production on the soil, I had to laugh. Never mind that those trees were so bound up with crossing branches that I couldn't get my little finger between them much less any sunlight for tree growth. They look like pruning has been minimal. Pruning is sooo important for productive peaches. It was really funny when she pointed to the apples and said but they are loaded every year. Well of course, peaches produce on first year wood, where apple spurs can produce many times. Even so this apple trees need pruning for light penetration anyway. Not to mention there are suckers under the apples 41/2 feet tall. Work work work!

Little bit Farm

-- Little bit Farm (, November 26, 2001.

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