Donuts have been a theme of the past few days here on the farm. Sadly for him, Forrest is still wearing his.
His incision is healing nicely, but he is a little too focused on trying to lick his wounds, so the donut stays for another couple of days. He has been pretty good about keeping it on. I believe if truth were told, he might admit that it's pretty comfy for sleeping... a built in pillow right beneath his head.
Apparently, for ponies, who, like dogs, can only see blue, yellow, and shades of grey - a dog with a blue donut is quite a scary sight!
And then, because our Colorado kids were home this weekend,
a run to the Amish bakery for donuts was crucial. Sorry to any of you Coloradans, but apparently they just don't make them like this in Colorado!
It's been nice to spend a little quality time with Amanda and Tim here on the farm.
Ginger was especially happy to see her Amanda.
I'll bet none of you have ever spooned a pig! This photo also gives you an idea of just how big Ginger is!
As many of you have probably found, it's hard, when family is scattered across the country, to get everyone together for a family holiday. This Thanksgiving will be one of those times when everyone is busy with other plans. Because of this, we tried to get as much of our farm family together on Sunday for a big dinner.
We were quite fortunate to have 20 gathered around our table. I made a simple meal - preferring to spend most of my time enjoying my loved ones rather than spending the entire day cooking. The menu was easy... London Broil on the grill (local beef), a big pan of homemade Mac and cheese, a huge tray of roasted veggies (some home-grown), and home-baked desserts. Dessert is always a favorite amongst the kids!
Even the biggest one!
It's beginning to feel a little more wintry these past few days.
Trees are largely bare now, aside from some oak trees and their russet leaves.
Nights are cold, and frost is an almost daily occurrence.
Many of the garden boxes are now empty and tucked in beneath a blanket of compost. The rest will be finished in the coming weeks.
The only crop that continues to be harvestable is the kale.
Luckily it can stand a bit of frost!
Fireplace season has arrived and I couldn't be happier! The days are slowing down and the evenings are longer - perfect timing after a season of outdoor work and activity.
I had told myself that when daylight savings time ended, I would be getting out of bed an hour earlier... as 7 AM would be the new 6 AM - but for some reason, this year, that hasn't happened. I am still sleeping in and arriving at the barn after sunrise. I am going to have to try a little harder in the coming weeks to start my days earlier. How about you? Are you more tired at this time of year?