As I sit and write this, the wind is howling outside.
Black clouds have moved overhead and thunder rumbles
in the not-so-far-away.
Luckily, with the storm came some rain.
Our day, yesterday began as always...
with four kitties waiting in the driveway for their breakfast.
The horses went out to pasture.
The chores were done and the sun rose in the sky.
It was a red sun...
the tell-tale sign that the day would not be as most had been
this particular week.
We left the farm late morning and drove a half hour north
for lunch at our favorite brewery, The Rusty Rail.
They have a large patio area with socially distanced outdoor seating,
and they do a good job.
There were other diners there for lunch, but none within 20 feet of us.
We celebrated our anniversary over an early lunch...
before the sun had a chance to heat things up.
On the way home, we stopped at a local winery
for a couple bottles of white wine that Hubbs will used
to make sangria.
It's a lovely winery that actually grows all of its own grapes.
And the wine is pretty darn good!
(Pennsylvania is not known for great wine, usually.)
The day was a perfect celebration with my best friend...
spent for the most part in our favorite place in all the world...
As for news from our animal friends...
The runner ducklings are doing great.
Only three of eight eggs have hatched thus far,
but they hatched earlier than anticipated.
The other eggs will be given the full amount of incubation time.
We are hoping that they were laid late,
and that they will eventually hatch as well.
Huey, Dewey, and Louise are all doing fine...
getting a lot of attention from Anna's two girls.
Eventually, after we see if the other eggs hatch,
they will all come to the farm to grow and live.
We've been a bit worried about Ginger this past week.
She has been limping on her left front leg.
She still gets around fine, but has a limp.
Fingers crossed that whatever is bothering her goes away soon.
It's so hard in that animals cannot tell you what is wrong...
always keeping us guessing.
We've been keeping the pigs in from the front pasture for most of
this week to allow Ginger some time to rest.
A funny thing happened the last time they were out in the front pasture.
It was close-up time (evening) and Hubbs was calling the pigs in.
Normally, they both come running (the reason why we are keeping them in right now).
However, on this particular night only Ginger came in...
Hubbs walked up through the front pasture to look for MaryAnn,
only to find her in the dry lot with the horses.
Apparently one of the bottom fence boards had fallen down
and MaryAnn seized the opportunity to visit the equines.
(look carefully between the two horses in the following photo)
I can only imagine what the horses were thinking of their unusual
Well, we have arrived at Friday again... already!
Our weekend will be spent here on the farm.
Our little ones will be here for a visit on Sunday,
so the day will be packed with farm fun.
Temperatures are to fall over the next days,
down to a seasonable norm.
For that we will be grateful!
I have spent a lot of time sewing this past week
and will have another batch of face masks on my Etsy shop
in the next day or two.
We'll be back on Monday with tales to tell.
'Til then... have a lovely weekend!