At our altitude, the leaves are gone, but as you can see above, it makes for some nice photography.
I have completed my winterization efforts. As planned, I used two-inch bolts to mount the plastic sheets over the screen windows in the chicken coop to keep the chickens warm. I considered getting a remote thermometer to track the interior temperature, but then I decided I would just use the waterer. If there is a skim of ice on it, I will know the temperature sank below freezing inside. We are expecting temperatures in the 20s at night, so the next few days should be a good test.
We had seven eggs today. Another record! And we gave away a dozen. Happilly, the friends we gave them two gave us two empty egg cartons in return. It’s funny how we can be excited over empty egg cartons, but that is the best way to hold eggs and we need as many as we can get our hands on.
After checking the prices online, egg cartons are expensive, unless you buy 500 or more. I don’t think I’ll need that many!
The beehive winterization is also complete. I had to open the hives to remove the feeders, and there appears to be good food stores and lots of bees. That’s a good sign heading into winter.
I hope you and yours are ready for winter.