Hello dear friends, Labour Day has come and gone and now it feels like fall! We managed to squeeze in a family dinner outside, and should have some exciting happenings around Lake Ophelia in a couple of weeks!
Here is pretty Abby on the stone wall. That seems to be her preferred perch of late, perhaps because it allows her to keep an eye on the house, the driveway, the road and the sheep all at the same time. Very clever.
For Labour Day we had a taco dinner. The weather was not at all promising which was so disappointing. After the heat of late it was cool, damp and cloudy and we badly wanted to eat outside and then just before everyone arrived the sun came out and it warmed up. To keep my mother warm we tucked her into a big comforter in an Adirondack chair which she found very amusing.
We are all worried about a second wave of COVID as the schools are starting to open. As the weather gets cooler we will need to scale back our social activities which is sad for us as we love having guests at the farm. My mother is 87 years old and we dont want to take any chances!
We had a fire to make sure that my mom would be warm and for the rest of us it was great fun. We stayed out well past dark and gathered up all of our outdoor candles for lighting. Great food, drink and conversation! And all three dogs enjoyed the extra attention as well.
The next day we were back to our little family. We sat at the fire pit again and this time Willow enjoyed the comforter. The dogs enjoyed the peace and quiet.
I caught a glimpse of Drakk and Holly's garden from our breakfast deck. Although I made this garden last year I just saw it from this angle for the first time and liked it. A couple of hours to finish edging, weeding and mulching and it will be all done.
A sure sign of fall is crab apples on our flagstones. Some of the leaves are starting to turn and the weeds at this stage are putting up a pretty weak effort.
Another trailer load of mulch ready to be spread over freshly weeded gardens. I hope to keep this up until late fall.
The last of the round bales of hay are lined up and ready for use.
A new piece of garden art for the koi pond.
The sheep love these windfall apples.
Our mama duck inexplicably passed away. We already had a duck statue so decided to make her a resting place in a garden. We have just started to build this bed and it will be ready for the tulips and daffodil bulbs that will be arriving in October.
Wishing everyone a safe and happy weekend! Thank you for stopping to visit.