The barn is getting a facelift...
and I couldn't be more excited.
We have lived with our grey barn forever...
and I've never really been fond of the color (light grey).
But, that is changing... quickly.
If only the weather would cooperate.
The back side of the barn had developed a leaky window which needed to be replaced,
as well as the exterior siding.
We picked a dark shade of charcoal grey...
with the trim painted white, the barn should really stand out!
As soon as the sun returns, the rest of the barn will be painted as well.
Then Hubbs and I will get busy on the out buildings.
It's quite a big project and I will be so happy when it is complete!
While the fellows were working yesterday morning,
I spent a little time nearby in the garden pulling weeds.
I happened to glance up to see Sammy napping here:
See what I mean?
He is such a unique dog.
A nap is always a good time to showcase his handsome looks, right?
And what could be better than a Nasturtium pillow?
It's apple and pear harvest time.
This year's crop is bigger than ever and sweeter...
I guess the adequate rainfall has played a big part in this.
Did I say bigger? Well, the pears are tiny... but oh, are they sweet!
We have an apple cider-making day planned for the end of September.
Right now I am just enjoying picking fruit from the trees and eating it right then and there.
No washing necessary... we don't spray our trees.
Which explains why our fruit might be a little ugly...
but there are no scary chemicals on it either.
Just 100% organic fruit!
100% ugly, organic fruit...but 100% tasty!!
And that's definitely something to crow about!
I was out picking fruit yesterday afternoon (before the rains came)
and called the pigs to share an apple with me...
Don't worry, I took the rest of the apple around to the sheep yard,
where Ginger was waiting for me.
She was quite happy to share our treat.