Fall Farm Randomness
Not much excitement going on around here lately... which is really a good thing, I know;
but it also means I don't have very much blog-worthy material to write about.
Fall has been beautiful here this year, and with the exception of some very warm days this week,
our temperatures have been very cool and crisp- especially the mornings.
The shadows are lengthening.....
Don't worry- our house is not on fire.....
it's just the warmth of the morning sun burning a little frost off the roof.
And the warmer afternoon temperatures mean you will find the sheep enjoying the shade.
Although occasionally they wander outside to have their picture taken....
Our little garden spot produced a bounty of greens...
I fixed what I could and put the rest in the freezer.
They are now too tall for us to eat, but we will cut them down and feed to the sheep and chickens.
We've already made a dent in our hay supply, and we still have a long way to go before spring.
My egg-laying girls have slowed down production due to the shorter daylight hours,
so I've been letting them free-range most of the day to get in as much sun as they can.
They seem to enjoy it tremendously, and I get a kick out of seeing them sneak under the fence
of the sheep lot on covert bug-finding missions.
I just wish they would leave my flower beds alone.... *sigh*
I turn the Silkies out for recess every day to let them soak up the sunshine too...
That is Cecil in front of the coop... he doesn't like to wander far from home.
OOOOH~ fuzzy bottom alert!!!
It won't be long until the weather turns cold enough for our little honey bees to huddle up
inside the hive and hibernate for the winter.... but for now they are still coming in and out,
getting water at the birdbath and stopping off at any wildflower they can find.
I pray they have plenty of honey stored away to eat this winter....
Of course, in all the goings-on around here there is always time to find a nice sun puddle to nap in....
Happy Friday, everyone!