We are quite lucky to have an auto mechanic about a mile from the farm.
Lately we have had to use his services more than we'd like.
A couple of our vehicles (and a tractor who's tires burned up while haying)
have needed new tires.
With construction on the farm, one of Amanda's tires fell prey to a rather large shard of metal.
So....yesterday afternoon I dropped off her car to have the new tire installed
and walked the mile back to the farm.
Soaking in all of the Indian Summer warmth that I could,
I took in the sights and smells of Autumn.
Brown soy beans waiting for harvest....
A little splash of color...one of the last...
our neighbor's sow, "Spot"....
She was quite curious about my camera.
mother to this gang of 100 lb piglets....
This grand old barn...
which is home to a small herd of goats...
(several of whom will be sent to impoverished countries to help sustain villages).
Once back to the farm, I stopped to feed the goats.
Smoochie welcomed me with a fine display of blubbering...
(If you were a goat, you would find him quite attractive!)
The construction crew was just finishing up the day's work...
another side almost finished.
I was mistaken yesterday when I told you we were taking delivery on 300 bales of hay.
This delivery was 100 bales of alfalfa.
The hay comes at a later date.
I also took advantage of this magnificent weather to trim horses hooves.
Ollie, Red, Donnie and Scarlet had their hooves trimmed,
their bridal paths clipped,
and a thorough brushing.
Then off to play in the pasture for the rest of the afternoon....
What a treat these days have been!!
And more just like it is predicted for the weekend.
I hope wherever you are you are also being treated to a taste of Indian Summer!
If not, I will be happy to share ours with you.