The hens are just not laying. I fluffed up their nests, gave them lots of food, lots of scraps, and even gave them flax seed which is expensive! What do they want? Jam on it? Wait, now there's a thought. Dad always says that (what do you want, jam on it?). Maybe if I put jam on their bread! I am actually going to try that tomorrow, to humour myself. Going to have to go and buy my second dozen eggs in as many years.
Meanwhile, there are still a few carrots left in the ground which I will leave until I need them. We shouldn't get any serious frost for a while yet. I have some in my big shed that I picked a few weeks ago, along with the potatoes. I am not sure if the environmental conditions are ideal but it's the closest thing I have to a root cellar.
Got my walkway on hold for now. I will have to finish it in the spring. My elbows are shot anyway, from the heavy lifting I did during the summer. I will let them heal over the winter.