The rest of the critters carry on with their routines -- the red squirrels going through a small fortune in corn each day . . .
The farmers enjoy no such leisure, working over several days to remove old straw from the goat barn . . .
Barb's gardens reflect a different philosophy ("Why can't we all just get along with a few weeds?"), but the produce is coming along nicely.
The grapes especially look good and may be her best bet for a blue ribbon at the upcoming Carlton County Fair.