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Frosty Morning

4 Oct

Yesterday’s drizzle continued off and on through the day and evening and overnight.  It really didn’t amount to much rain at all.  But it left my gates wet.

The temperatures also dropped enough that there was frost on the bottom.

Even the llamas were covered in dew and frost.

damp Maybeline

It was a beautiful morning for a walk.

Aurora, Maybeline, and Odie coming up from pasture with me

It turned into a perfect fall day.

Looking Like Fall

30 Sep

It’s really looking like fall around here.  The corn is turning.  It certainly provides contrast from the green of the buffer strip.

Maybeline

The bean harvest is under way.

looking down my road

I’m not sure how much color we’ll have this fall with the drought conditions.

Dead tree hill

A lot of the trees have already lost leaves; it’s way too early for them to have lost their leaves.  And so many have just been lost.  I’m trying to figure out how to plant about twenty-five trees and keep them safe from goats.

This tree turned because it was toppled in the derecho (Antigone and Casey)

But it’s still fall, and it’s one of my favorite seasons!

pie pumpkins and butternut squash

Our weather has actually turned back to feeling like fall too!

Couple of Updates

26 Apr

I don’t think I actually mentioned this on the blog, but when Wanda had her kids, she thought she needed to chew Lainey’s wattle off.  It kind of freaked me out to see her cute wattle a mangled, bloody mess, and I consulted with the vet.  In the picture below it was healing but still scabbed over.

from March 21st

Well, the wattle wasn’t actually killed.  It’s still there.

from April 23rd

And if you look closely, you can see it’s healed enough that it’s starting to get some hair growing on it.

Lainey

I just keep shaking my head at this one.  Moving on, the green beans I planted as a container crop have grown and now have blossoms!  I’m excited!

green bean blossom

I also had my corn planted last Monday.  Now if only crops were worth anything.

planting corn

After last week’s cold weather, my poor magnolia tree does not look very pretty.  I’m afraid most of the blossoms were frozen.

magnolia

Finally, I mentioned that I thought Joy might be having oopsie babies.  Well, I’m pretty sure she is due on June 1st.

Joy

I went back and checked to see the last time Zeus was out.

She is obviously making an udder, so we’ll just plan on more oopsie babies.  Why not?