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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.

An Unexpected Harvest

14 Oct

My garden did horrible this year, and the many pie pumpkins that grew were mostly rotten by the time I wanted to pick them in late September.  But I evidently had a volunteer pumpkin that grew on the burn pile.

Since we’re windy and in a drought, I haven’t burned it.

They are even pretty decent quality.  Now I need to bake.

Severe

4 Oct

Well, the drought continues, and the latest drought monitor (released last Thursday) saw my farm drop into the severe classification.

The weird thing is, this is the best yield I’ve ever had with my soybeans.  But they’ve done a lot with beans to make them more drought tolerant.  It has definitely worked.

I’m pretty sure I’m going to lose trees from this.  My lilac bush seems to have given one last gasp of life in producing a blossom in  Sept/Oct.

I don’t think it will live.  The green/yellow leaves in the background is my plum tree.  All the little ones coming up died; I just hope it makes it.

I have never had as bad a garden year as this. The pumpkins were rotting.  It’s just horrible.

Found a few peppers my last visit up there.

My sweet corn, colored corn and popcorn were really non-existent.

I really hope this drought ends soon.  I might try to scale down the size of my garden next year.