New carpet

We had rain most of Saturday night and all day yesterday.  The temps dropped from 70’s to 40″s and there is a definite nip in the air.  I took some pictures to commemorate the season’s definite change and the change in the looks around the house.  Hope you enjoy may new carpet of gold, red and orange!

 

Fall color
Fall color
Orange, gold and red surround the house
Orange, gold and red surround the house
Falling leaves carpet the yard
Falling leaves carpet the yard
Sugar maples all around the house insure color in the fall.
Sugar maples all around the house insure color in the fall.
One tree empty and the other full of gold.
One tree empty and the other full of gold.
The farm is all aglow!!
The farm is all aglow!!

I guess it’s time to load up the front porch with lots of firewood and put fresh bedding in the hen nests and the dog boxes.  That woodstove sure put off some good heat last night.

End of Summer clues

You know that summer is coming to an end when the kids start back to school but the real clues are when the garden is being cleaned off for the fall crops, the woodshed is full and the cellar shelves are stocked. I was riding home yesterday and saw a hint of gold and orange in the tops of maple trees on our road. Last night we saw a herd of deer near the house and three of the larger bucks had lost the velvet from their horns. The apples are starting to drop and the wildlife is scarfing it up almost before it hits the ground. The hummingbird population has dropped from 30 to 10 or 12. The chickens molt has come to an end and the new feathers are shining. The cats and dogs on the farm have almost quit shedding. The katydids are screaming way before dark and the evening porch sitting is so much cooler. Best of all, the screech owls are calling!! Fall is near!!

Fall Color

I’m so looking forward to fall and the beautiful colors that come with it.  To make my wait a little less painful I thought I would share these photos of past autumns at the farm.  ENJOY God’s beautiful artwork with me!

Fall means cider time and Sassy is guarding the apples!
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