Yesterday was one of those days when the weather changed every half hour.
Before dawn, the sky was clear... a new moon visible.
Dawn brought fog.
By mid-day the sun came out sporadically...
but disappeared altogether by mid afternoon.
I spent the sunny moments working in the garden.
One last weeding needs to be done,
as well as cleaning out garden boxes and mulching them with compost for the winter.
There are still some plants that are thriving...
Nasturtium...edible...but there's no way we can eat all of this!
I am lucky to always have such willing companionship...
Oakley: "Go ahead and take the picture...this is my best side."
For some reason he hates having his picture taken.
Actually, all three look as though they are being punished.
(I guess this one won't be our Christmas Card!)
It amazes me how quickly autumn color is disappearing.
This tree by the barn was gorgeous a week ago...
The trees in our front yard are looking wintry as well,
while the gardens still have remnants of summer.
And then there's this...
a volunteer from the bird feeder that is unusually late.
The pigs now sleep beneath the warmth of their heat lamp.
And bask in the sun when it makes an appearance.
Hay season has begun as grass is getting scarce.
The whole second floor of the barn is filled with hay.
And while we're on the subject of barns...
I have to tell you...
I love barns!
I'd live in one if I could.
there are so many different kinds of barns around us...
I wish I could explore each and every one of them!
And last I want to show you what I found in the orchard.
A couple of weeks ago I found an opossum carcass in the orchard.
It was covered in maggots.
Knowing that they would have the skeleton clean in no time, I patiently waited for that day.
Yesterday I found the skeleton...completely clean.
So, I decided to keep the skull and add it to my nature collection (in the barn).
Tyler will get a big kick out of this, for sure!