Happy Fall, Y'All!

 Yesterday, the last of my week at home alone (Hubbs was out of town until today)... I decided I should tackle the chore of mowing by myself.  It took much of the afternoon and into the evening.  After all of the mowing mis-haps of last week, I am happy to say that I only got the mower stuck in a ditch once!  I am even happier to say that I had no wardrobe malfunctions this time. (I mowed in jeans!)

I walked back to the tractor garage to grab the tractor, only to return to find that my brother-in-law had driven by and seen my predicament and pushed the mower out of the ditch for me.   Perhaps Jack is right.  Perhaps the Universe is telling me that I should not be mowing!  The thing is... despite all of the predicaments, I love to mow.  I put on headphones and listen to books as I mow.  It's quite peaceful.

But, Autumn has arrived (at least it arrives officially at 9 PM tonight!) and mowing season is almost over for the year.  Whatever will I do with all of my time? [she says, chuckling] 

As the sun was sinking low on the horizon, I headed out to clean the front pasture. 

 The pigs were still grazing and MaryAnn came running up to me with her usual enthusiastic greeting.  Oh how happy my heart is that she is feeling well again!

It's evident that autumn has arrived in the front pasture.  There are little pops of white autumn wildflowers all over... small white daisies

and tiny white asters.

Our predominant wildflower is goldenrod and it can be seen blooming along all of the roadsides.  I love it's vibrance as it catches the light from the rising sun!  The blossoms hum not only with the vibrant golden color, but also with the pollinators that cover them.  The bees are working extra hard right now... storing away as much honey as possible for the cold winter ahead.

I'm a little sad to say that the last of our hummingbirds are now gone.  We will miss all of the traffic and activity that we have enjoyed at our feeders these last few months... but look forward to their return next May.

I took a trip to the pumpkin patch yesterday morning and started decorating for autumn...

finding spots all over the house for little pumpkin babies.

I've still more decorating to do.... more to come!

Comments

jaz@octoberfarm said…
all i can say is....YAY!!!
Jody in Georgia said…
Happy autumn to ya! Love your baby pumpkins!
Anonymous said…
I love the pumpkins sitting on the open drawers of the cabinet, very cute idea!
Hugs from Marcy in GA
Autumn, how I love this beautiful time of year! There is just something about it that has always drawn me. I am originally from upstate NY and maybe that is where my love for this season comes from, I don't know but I love the bright colors and cooler days.
Looking forward to wearing long skirts and boots and beautiful items knitted by friends. I am so happy MaryAnn is feeling back to her old self again. I'm sure the herd will soon be kicking up their heels in celebration of cooler days and no fly masks. Though that won't seem to affect your rebel girl I'm sure. Lol! Your decorations look lovely. I couldn't wait and had my inside decorations up already. Will be doing some on the outside today.
Don’t you just wish this in between time could last a few months?! Before we know it the trees will be naked and frost will have done its work. To be sure, if we really look, there is beauty in all the seasons….even the naked trees! But nature in her party clothes can’t be beat!! ❤️
Sally from Pa. said…
Happy autumn to you. I'm sure all your animals will
like the cooler weather.Love all your pumpkins Makes me want to get in the mood and start to decorate.Have a great day!
After spending some time in the south those words are how I great fall every year as well 'happy fall y'all'! I'm definitely a fall, and even winter, gall, it's when I come alive! Decorating and hiking and baking and knitting and spinning, oh, how I love it! Life is good!
THE BEARDED ONE said…
YOU ARE SURE CORRECT...AUTUMN IS A GREAT TIME OF THE YEAR...MY MOWING HAS NOT SLOWED A BIT...WE MOW OVER TEN ACRES AND I MOW 2 YARDS..TH EBIG ONE IS BHB'S SISTERS YARD..HUGE...ROUGH AND WHEN THERE IS NO MOSITURE..IT IS EXTREMELY DUSSTY..OFTEN I HAVE TO STOP AND LET THE DUST CLEAR SO I CAN SEE WHERE TO GO...AND A SMALLER YARD NEXT TO THE 6-7 ACRES I MOW FOR BHB'S SISTER..BUT IT IS ALSO ROUGH..NOW TO MENTION THE 34/40 ACRES I MOW ON THE HILL ABOVE THE HOUSE..SOOOOOOOOOOOO IT WILL SURE BE A HUGE BREAK FOR ME...SMILING..BUT..I DO LOVE HELPING FOLKS...I HAVE GIVEN AWAY ABOUT 65/7O WATER MELONS THIS YEAR AND STILL HAVE SEVERAL TOO DELIVER...HAD OVER 100 BUT 10'12 ROTTED...WHICH IS NORMAL...WHAT IS NOT NORMAL IS THAT THE VAST MAJORITY OF THE MELONS ARE OVER 40/50 MELONS..SEVERAL 30'S AND NUMDROUS 15/2O LBS...BEST YEAR I AHVE EVER HAD AND THEY ARE SURE DELICIOUS..I SURE DO ENJOY THESE GRAAT POSTS...YOU KNOW JUST THE EXACT WORDS TO DESCRIBE THE BEAUTIFUL PICS AND IT TRULY AMAZES ME AT ALL THE THINGS YOU TWO DO...THANK YOU FOR ALL THE TIME IT TAKES...YOU ARE SURE A VERY SPECIAL LADY !!!!!
Love all your pumpkins everywhere and your pretty fall flowers popping up across the fields and yards. MaryAnn is looking good! So glad to see that. So glad you got help when your mower got stuck again. Well, mowing season will soon be done anyway. I know you'll find plenty to keep you busy. We have a frost warning for tonight....yikes! Just found out we need a new furnace. Sure hope it comes in soon! Take good care Bev!