Saturday, October 22:

   The autumn race to get things closed up for the winter continues.  A warm bedroom was built for the pigs:  really just an enclosed space where they can get away from the wind and capture some body heat.  Lots of digging was done on the spring system, which, because its draw-down pipe has to go somewhere, will connect with the french drains the east barnyard so desperately needs.  All of which means that we have to trench all the way across the east barnyard before we can hook up our new spring system.  It is taking a while.  Thank goodness the weather was nice for it. 

   There is a frost warning tonight.