Today is a rainy, rainy day here on the farm...
so, yesterday I tried to get as much done outside as I could.
Mornings have been exceptionally cold...temps in the low 30's.
Afternoons warm up to the 50's...so that is when extra outside chores are tackled.
I spent some time in the garden winterizing and cleaning up the dead gourd vines
that seem to have covered just about everything in the past few months.
While pulling vines off this trellis, I noticed that one of the gourds was smaller than the rest
and stuck in the trellis.
On closer inspection, this is what I found.
There's no removing this gourd from its resting place, so it will just have to stay put.
If it ends up rotting, I will remove it.
If it dries, I just may drill a hole into it and leave it as a bird house.
While pulling weeds, I happened to find these beets and carrots in one of the boxes.
What a great surprise to unexpectedly find some of Summer's goodness!
I also spent an hour or so with the chainsaw.
By the time I was done, I had cut this pile of fire wood and cleaned up the branches.
Cutting up the rest of the tree trunk will require a much larger chain saw than my own.
While out and about I noticed these two lying in the field.
This is O'Malley and her daughter Sally.
It makes my heart smile when I witness tenderness amongst my animals.
(and honestly, I get to see a lot of it!)
Another sweet moment was early in the morning...
It looks like Kenny Rogers has a roommate, now that cold weather is here.
Moll Flanders is sharing his heat lamp on a nightly basis.
I wonder if Lucille is jealous.
(On the subject of Lucille....she roosts somewhere around the barn,
but I have as yet not been able to find her hiding place.)