Friday, September 15, 2017

Changing Seasons

You asked what we will do with those hotter than hot peppers.
Absolutely.  Nothing. 
 Too hot for normal human consumption!
It was fun to grow them.  
We'll just have to leave it at that.


There is no doubt about it... fall is in the air!
I bought mums yesterday... soon, pumpkins.


Fall is my favorite time of year.
I love watching the subtle changes as they happen...


and then all of a sudden one day we look around and the whole world has changed...
greenery has turned to earthy tones of yellows, golds, oranges, rust, red and purple.


You've got to admit... it's almost magical how the world transforms
with the change of seasons.

It was such a good summer for the fruit and nut-bearing trees.
Our apple trees are loaded and the fruit is big and juicy.


The chestnut trees are also loaded this year.


This fact will most definitely please Ginger and MaryAnn...
whose favorite treat in all the world is chestnuts!
(even more than apples!)  


Those crazy muscovy ducks continue to make their morning sojourn to the barn.


They hang out with us while we work... snacking on the runner ducks' food and water.


Meanwhile, the shy runner ducks take off running...


and head for the woods.


As we move from the dry lot to the pig and sheep yards we are followed 
by three turkeys and three muscovies.


It's amazing how personable these birds can be...


they seem to just enjoy hanging around with us.


Of course, we are lots of fun... so who wouldn't?
At least that's what our dogs tell us.

The guinea babies have grown like weeds.


They are large enough to go out into their yard, 
and so, yesterday we opened their door.
(Hubbs had just built them a new exit ramp)


Did they venture outside?
 Of course not.


Instead, they spent their day hopping up and down into the nesting boxes in their brooder house.


I am hoping that a few of them eventually get a little curious.
If not, we will give them a little encouragement.

7 comments:

Louise Stopford said...

Can't believe how those Guineas have grown. Lovely post, I love the ducks. Have a lovely weekend.

daisy gurl said...

What a lovely managerie you have at the farm. Hours of entertainment, no doubt.
I agree, the changing of the seasons is magical. I feel so blessed to now be residing where I can witness it firsthand. This is our first autumn in NC, and also my favorite season.
Hope you have a wonderful weekend. Thanks for taking the time each day to share your world.

The JR said...

Our chestnuts are loaded this year too. I was thinking of making some chestnut flour. Will have to watch some videos on how to do it correctly.

My momma boiled them and ate them. That is why we originally planted our trees was for her.

Have a great weekend. It's going to be really hot in Mississippi again this weekend.

Missy George said...

This was a fowl post ;)..Love your Mums..I've been waiting for cooler weather..They just don't last..Hard to wait though...Back in the 80's for awhile :(
Have a good weekend

jaz@octoberfarm said...

i am so excited about fall but sort of bummed about this warm weather. we are supposed to have spectacular foliage this year too. i bet it will be glorious by you. i am heading out tomorrow to look for the beginning of it. i was going to go on sunday too but there is that game you know!

Lynne said...

The new "peep peep's" are growing up fast . . .
Indeed . . . fall is in the air.

Julie Turcotte said...

Just love your farm! We are back in the country after many years, and the fall changes just amaze me! We have young guineas, and expected them to venture out and roost in trees but they--actually 2 of 7--did that one evening only lol! They just seem to want to hang around our coop! Never had guineas before, not sure what to do! Thanks for sharing your beautiful place!

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