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Friday Farm Fotos: Is that Fall I see?

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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. An…

Wordless Wednesday: Blue Moon

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Friday Farm Fotos: And WHOOSH.... it was gone.

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That pretty much sums up the Summer of 2013 for me~ a fast-moving whirlwind and it's already gone.  I'm a little sad to see summer go, but I always look forward to fall (my favorite time of year!) and besides, this summer was anything but typical. Lots of rain made it hard to keep up with the yard (hey, I made a rhyme!) plus keeping the garden weed-free was nearly impossible. I also took on a few small sewing jobs on the side to pick up a little extra money but that also took up a lot more of my "free" time this summer.... add that with the usual chores of keeping the barns cleaned out and summer came and went before I had the chance to turn around twice.  Or blog. *Sigh* Like I said, this summer was anything but typical, and not just for the weather~ we seemed to have more problems this year with varmints and pests than we usually do. Our entire cantaloupe crop was eaten from the inside out by something... we're still not sure what it was.



We also discovered we…