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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Thursday in the Gardens ~ Autumn Is Here !

 It doesn't look like Autumn around Cedar Pond yet.Our grapes are still producing fruit.
 The grape vines and rugosa have grown so large and strong they're bending the arbor and fence as they weave in and out of the lattice and pickets. It was hard picking the grapes that grew in the tangles and the birds are enjoying the fruit in the shady hiding places the vines provide.
 Rugosa blossoms are so sweetly fragrant and the rose hips are orangey ripe on many of the rugosa bushes. I have to remember to take a picture of them soon, they're beautiful this time of the year and quite large considering the small flowers they come from.
 My husband's veggie garden is about ready to be put to bed. We picked the last of the beans and ate them for dinner last night. The cucumbers are done , the lettuces are in their last days and bolting. We are getting a lot of yellow squashes and some zucchini, carrots and a few stray strawberries too. The onions and garlic are already harvested and we have a few months supply for fall and winter cooking.
 My husband has been painting our house . It's taking some time but one advantage to a hot and dry summer is there have been plenty of good days to paint.
It's breeding season in the sheep pens and my new ram Jonas is a happy boy. He and the ewes are so much fun to watch as they spy the large cottonwood leaves falling from the trees and race each other to get to the leaves first. There's no need to rake leaves anywhere the sheep can get to them. I am looking forward to some lovely lambs this coming spring.

The leaves have only now begun to change color, but many of the trees that are usually mostly red and yellow this time of the year have not changed color . Our Japanese Maples haven't changed color yet either. It is only the first week of Autumn though, and I am excited my favorite season has begun. Still pretty warm during the day but we're having crisp evenings and mornings perfect for sipping hot mugs of coffee on the porch . Happy , happy, autumn !

13 comments:

Buttons Thoughts said...

"Sipping hot mugs of coffee on the porch" Sounds lovely and with the new paint job even better. Looks like winter will be here soon but you are well prepared. Hug B

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

It all looks and sounds lovely at your place. I'll be so glad when cooler weather gets here.

FlowerLady

Theresa said...

Happy Autumn to you too:) Everything is still so green and beautiful where you are! Loving the cooler days here! Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

I love reading about life at your farm...your writing is so lovely, it makes me feel like I am visiting there...

Sandra Morris said...

I hope you have an enjoyable Fall!

L. D. said...

You have a beautiful place to live and fall would be fun with all the trees changing colors. He is a handsome ram.

happywonderer.com said...

It's been a great year for projects and gardens around here! Your garden is amazing! Happy Fall to you!

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

Happy autumn to you. Your garden is beautiful. I love all of your photos. Your farm is awesome!

Vee said...

Well he is a handsome fellow! Sounds as if goats are great helps in this season.

How nice to have a painting man! It's looking good.

The garden looks great as well. We are losing our light because of the tree canopy so my gardening efforts have been pretty lame.

Daisy said...

Wishing you the best in this new season, Kathy. The trees are all still green here, but we have started having cooler temperatures. I enjoyed seeing your photos.

Susan said...

Oh Kathy, loved seeing all your photos today. Wow! Your hub's garden was impressive. And now he's painting the house! Wowsers.

Thanks so much for your visits to my blog. Always love to see that you've stopped by. Susan

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

You paint a lovely picture of sipping coffee on the porch after dinner Kathy. My hubby and I have started walking after dinner to appreciate all the autumnal changes.
My favourite season too, happy autumn!

CatTales said...

Everything looks so nice at Cedar Pond. Yesterday was cool enough here that I needed a sweater! The cats are loving the windows being open. Hope you have a wonderful day.