I’ve posted photos several times before of Dad juicing the cane, but I don’t think I’ve show what the stalks look like post-juicing. These have all been through the wringer, as it were, and are on their way to the pigs to be a tasty treat and eventual bedding.
Resting on top of the bucket is Dad’s cane knife.
Normally, when I see pineapples growing, they are more straight-up-and-down than this. I’m pretty sure this one fell over at some point, and still kept growing. The sideways pineapple amused me, so I figured I’d share it with you all.
#218: Dust Bath.
Chickens like to create little dust baths like this one; they help keep them clean and smother dust mites. If you ever get the chance to watch a chicken taking a dust bath, it’s really fun. They kick and scratch the dust all over themselves while laying on their side in the dirt, and fluffy their feathers so they get a thorough coating everywhere.
#219: Juicing Cane.
Dad has been selling fresh pressed cane juice to the same local restaurant that’s buying our eggs. This means 1) we’ve been getting a regular supply of cane juice for ourselves as well, 2) Dad’s been streamlining the juicing process, and 3) Dad has been researching cane juicers — which means, of course, that now he’s always talking about the unaffordable best one on the market that would be able to juice all the cane on our farm in a couple hours.