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. …

no more smoke

After days and days and days of thick, yellow, lung-clogging smoke, we woke to clear blue skies and a chilly nip in the air. The wind blew steadily out of the west all yesterday and has somehow blown the smoke away. I’m not exactly sure how this has happened since we have a very large fire …

Back in the saddle…… again

I’m so much better. Whew. I hate being sick. It messes up my plans! The last several days have seen an increase in the local fires. We have fires west and south of the farm. Parts of Glacier National Park are shut down and many of the campgrounds have been evacuated due to fire. Our …

sick again….

I don’t know if my body is run down or my immunities are low but I’m sick again. Fever, body aches, head ache (from the fever), stomach upset. I can’t remember when I’ve been so sick so many times in one summer.   I’ll have more to tell when I can get out of bed. …

Just another summer day…..

Tim scooped up all the kids and the dogs and went fishing. Therefore, I have the whole house to myself for just a couple of hours. Being an extrovert, I’m usually happiest with lots of noise and commotion and business in the house. But this unexpected quiet is nice. A quick trip to the garden …

home again

My beloved comes home today! He’s had a long trip away from us because of work. He is gone for work often but this trip was extra long. So his homecoming will be extra sweet! The farm continues to move at breakneck speed into fall. Summer always seems too short. I remember when we lived …