Days are getting shorter now...
the sun setting by 8:30 each evening.
I head out to do evening chores before 8,
stopping at the sheep pen to check their water and say goodnight.
They come to the fence hoping for treats...
and I give them each a few Ritz crackers.
Good night sweet sheep!
Next stop is the barn.
First on the list is removing fly masks.
Moonbeam always loves to play...
he's actually trying to pull me in the direction of the gate...
where Donnie waits patiently to go out in the pasture.
I get a little help with the manure pick-up.
Eventually the gate is opened, and everyone heads out into the grass.
Nights are cool and bug-free,
so grazing is much more pleasurable at this time.
After I've finished tending to the equines,
I feed the pigs
who have been noisily demanding their bedtime meal.
Once the sun has set, I close up all of the chicken houses,
to keep everyone safe and sound for the night.
All the girls have found a place to roost.
This little lady always picks this inconvenient place on top of the door.
I pick her up and move her out of the way.
He is the rooster who was being picked on by the other three
and was moved up with the hens.
It's quite obvious that Fish has it made!
I am sure he feels that being picked on was worth it in the end....
Ahhhhh, it's good to be King!
Yesterday was quite a busy day for me.
I picked and canned 2 large buckets of tomatoes...
I brought some Limelight Hydrangeas in from the garden...
They are a favorite of mine... and dry wonderfully!
After tucking in the animals last evening,
I made some homemade graham crackers from this recipe...
and a pan of homemade marshmallows.
I see S'mores in my future!
I'll tell you how they turn out after this weekend.