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Monday, October 8, 2018

Thanksgiving Colours

Hello dear friends and Happy (Canadian) Thanksgiving!  We have been quite busy at the farm but today I thought I would take a quick little walk around and share some photos of the fall colours.

It has been a bit of a drizzly and misty weekend here but many of the colours are still glorious!

This maple is a transplant from one of our gardens.  The majestic maples that line our road are estimated to be over 100 years old but time is taking its' toll on them.  This spring one of our old maples came down in a windstorm and for the last few years we have been planting new trees as part of a succession plan.

An ornamental acorn birdhouse.  

Mosses on an old apple tree.

A barred plymouth rock hen, one of our new chickens.

Sheep in the distance.

Who knows how old this high bush cranberry is!  It seems to have been here forever.

An old ewe enjoying some solitude.

We purchased this tulip tree at a local nursery two weeks ago in memory of my late father.

Crimson leaves on a maple.

A new oak tree.  The ash trees in the background line the farm lane and were planted many years ago.  We have not been able to decide what to do next as Emerald Ash Borer has traveled to our region-it is just a matter of time before we lose all of our ashes.

Parts of our old barn will need repair soon including this little lean-to.

Our little garden arbour.

Never leave the house without a toy!

Another recent purchase.  As this tree grows I hope it will provide some dappled shade from the hot afternoon sun for our koi pond.

Wishing everyone a lovely Thanksgiving!

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