Hello dear friends, it certainly feels like summer is winding down at the farm. The days are a little cooler and the nights are much cooler! We have had 2 nights of single digit temperatures here which make for wonderful sleeping weather. It is nice to have the cleaner fresher air flowing through our old farmhouse.
Some of the leaves have just started to change colour. As we have many sugar maples here at the farm we can expect a riot of yellows, oranges and reds once October arrives.
Although it wasnt on the list of things to do I discovered a can of paint that I had left in my garden shed last fall. I started by painting the door and posts of our chicken coop and since we have had a few dry days I might try to paint some more of it this week.
I love this echinops. By the time I returned to the house for the camera the sun had moved just a little higher so I missed being able to photograph the flower heads with rising mist is the distance.
There is still mist in the distance over this old gate.
This old girl is wondering when the farmer is getting up to take the flock across the road to their lush pasture.
All of the cedars are being weighed down with seed heads.
Frau chicken is laying an egg.
This Frau chicken is enjoying some of the grass clippings and weeds from yesterday's gardening activities.
The highbush cranberry is filled with berries.
Yay!! I finally have phlox that survived being eaten by marauding lambs!
This little garden is almost finished. The statue is in memory of Jessie, one of many German Shepherds we have had here at the farm.
Now we are coming around to a different side of the house and looking down the lane towards the barn. We planted this cedar hedge many years ago.
This is along Ash Alley. The sheep are grazing on the other side in Crab Apple Grove. Unfortunately Emerald Ash Borer has now been detected in our area and although we have often talked about it we still havent come up with a succession plan for these trees.
Another view of Ash Alley.
A pile of old cedar rails that I am sure we are planning on using for something! I love the mosses growing on the rails.
The koi pond is still in the shade of another large ash tree. By late morning the pond will have sun and by mid afternoon the pond will be in full sun.
I believe this to be the work of a wren. I have discovered another collection of little twigs in my clothespin bag!
I hope you enjoyed this little before breakfast stroll. Today's project is to continue with painting the second floor windows of our stone farmhouse. In between the garden will appreciate some more weeding!
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