With my parents here for a long weekend to celebrate the girls' birthday, you know I'm going to find some homesteading projects for my Dad to help with. The list was quite short this time as he seems to be getting into this retirement thing. =). One project was to fence in the part of the garden still producing in order to let the chickens & ducks have the run of the rest of the garden. By the end of the gardening season, the soil is quite compact so I like to let my animals do the cultivating & fertilizing of it for me over the fall/winter. Its always fun to watch them realize the harvest awaits them.