Working in the garden on a Sunday afternoon

We had a skiff of snow Wed and Thursday nights. And Friday night too, now that I think of it. Ohmygoodness. We’ve had the weirdest weather this whole year. And, actually, snow in October is not unheard of. And it melted pretty quickly but it did make me feel the pinch of what’s to come. …

old pictures and a sad tale

To get right to the point, I fell off the stairs (again) a couple of days ago. I had my hands full and I was kicking off my garden shoes before I went into the house and lost my balance. I was at the top of the 5 steps that lead into house from the …

a quick trip to the mountains

My husband kidnapped me for a drive into the mountains a couple of days ago. He works out of town a lot and tells me that he dreams of long, leisurely drives in the woods while he is gone. No telling what the weather will be like when he returns home so we smooched the …

27 on the front porch

27 on the front porch this morning. I covered the porch plants and just a few small beds of calendula in the main field garden. I’ll venture out later to see how everything fared. I have to give up on the outside plants pretty soon. I’m just not quite ready yet. 🙂 In the meantime, …

A slow change

Farm life continues on in it’s wonderful, slow, often predictable plodding. The weather has taken a shift. We are experiencing a cold, misty rain every couple of days and the trees in the mountains are starting to show color. But yesterday was dry and clear, so I moved the cows to our pastures. We have …

Here comes Fall

No freeze last night. The temperature was 38 this morning. But it is damp so the cold seems colder. I don’t think I’m the only one who thinks she’s a bit chilly. Joey just snuggled under the quilt we have on the couch. She’s hard to see. Her coat is the same color as our …

the sun came out right now…..

I didn’t know whether to call this post “and then the sun came out” or “right now on the farm”~ the next segment in an ongoing theme. So I mashed the two together…. The farm was washed clean (well, sort of. We still have animals and they just aren’t ever really clean even after a …

Rain

We woke up to a wonderful, drizzle this morning. 48 degrees on my front porch. We gleefully threw open windows and breathed in the fresh, moist air. If there was any doubt after yesterday’s frost, there is none now~ summer is over. We might have more warm days this month, but the general weather movement is …

First real frost

We had our first frost last night. I’m not really complaining. Mid September is late for the first frost. So actually, I’m really happy that it’s so late. Most of the beans and squash were nipped. Although I’m not sure I’d call this a “nip”~ more like a freeze-to-the-ground. There might be a few plants that …

last warm day

It was 38 degrees on my front porch this morning. Today might be our last “warm” day of the week. Maybe the summer. The highs on Friday are only supposed to be 56. And we are expecting RAIN! I can’t believe I’m so excited about rain! Especially after all my complaining (“rain-plaining”?) this past spring. …