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Seasons Are Changing

13 Nov

Last Saturday was beautiful, sunny and close to 70°F.  This Saturday is cold, windy and we’ll be lucky to hit 40°F.

The herd on the hill

We had a wonderfully rainy Wednesday.  It’s still a bit wet in the barnyard, which makes it  somewhat of a challenge to feed the goats their corn when they keep walking in the pans.

Yesterday morning, I woke to freezing rain and snow.

Some snow left today

The winds have taken most of the leaves from the trees.  I think it looks funny to see the bare trees while the shrubs close to the ground are still green.

Luckily, the goats are still going out in pasture and eating; I am not ready to start haying them every day.

The llamas are spending almost all of their time out in pasture.

Maybeline

This is also the time of year I start to worry about Aurora.  I really wish I could get a bit more weight on her, but nothing I’ve done helps.

Aurora

At least this year she only had the belly cut to keep her cool.  That will give her a bit more warmth going into the cold weather.

I think the winds this week pretty much finished off my little tarp hut up north.  I need to take it down and repurpose it as window coverings.

That’s okay.  With just the three bucks up there, they have plenty of room in the lean-to.

Benji

It’s the time of year when I’m constantly opening the door to let Bob out and the window to let Bob in.

Bob Cat

At some point I’m going to have to do some serious winterizing, but I think I’m going to stay in denial that winter is almost here,

Tiger, cozy in the house

at least for a little while yet.

Fall

4 Nov

I just love this time of year.

Perdita enjoying a sunny fall day

Aurora grazing along the bottom

Vinnie’s first and last kids: Victoria and Venus

Can you see what’s in the tree?

a red-bellied woodpecker

Wanda

Antigone by the fence

You can’t beat its beauty.

I Love Fall

21 Oct

Fall really would be perfect if it weren’t for the higher worm risk in the goats.  Honestly, I love it.

Myson and Moose in pasture at sunset

Aurora and Odie

There are lots of walnuts for the squirrels.

I have very few trees that get brilliant colors.

I love harvest, even when it’s not my crops being harvested.

And we’ve gotten into real fall, even though we’re still warmer than usual. I have to say, I’m also excited about the fall photo shoots I have scheduled.  I’ve been scouting locations.

at my mom’s place

And I’ve been preparing for the newborn shoot.  Honestly, I’m not used to pink and lace.

I also am going to take full advantage of a late October baby.

My mom made me a newborn candy corn hat (being modeled by a doll)!

I’m so excited for this shoot!  I swear, if I could fill my schedule with newborn shoots, I would totally do it.