It's still a little early yet to say Fall is here in all its glory, but it is definitely in the air.
Cooler days and even cooler nights have arrived, and all the creatures around here (including me!) are breathing a sigh of relief that the summer heat is finally over. It's always amazed me how the earth seems to undergo so many changes this time of year, and how the animals just seem to know what to do to prepare for the winter ahead.
We still have hummers visiting the feeders; just not as many as a couple of weeks ago.
I know they are preparing for their long journey southward,
and I always feel sad when they leave.
Godspeed, little one.... I wish you safe travels when it's time for you to go....
My vitex is starting to lose its blooms,
but there are a few creatures still enjoying what little bit of goodness they can get from it.
For the entire summer I've had a doe feeding along side the fence around our pasture, and she has become quite attached to the sheep. And likewise, they have grown accustomed to her daily visits, and will actually come out of the barn and walk to the fence to "greet" her. I'm not sure if she feels there is safety in numbers, or if she is just curious about them.
Hunting season starts around here this weekend...
I haven't seen her for a couple of days,
so I'm hoping she has followed her instincts and moved to a safe place for a while.
And I don't really think Lily is concerned about winter....
but I do think she is unhappy about the days getting shorter
and cutting in on her time outside in the evenings with the chickens.
The life of a poultry wrangler is pretty rough, you know. ;)