Monday, October 23, 2017
I took a walk in our woods with my dog Whimsy .
Isn't it beautiful in the woods in the fall ?
Whimsy with her now empty pack. She always enjoys our walks and I love having her along.
Sunday, October 22, 2017
"The grand show is eternal. It is always sunrise somewhere ; the dew is never dried all at once ; a shower is forever falling ; vapor is ever rising. Eternal sunrise , eternal dawn and gloaming , on sea and continents and islands, each in its turn, as the round earth rolls." ~ John Muir
This is a picture I took of sunrise at our place from the living room window on the first day of autumn , my favorite season.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
" October is the jewel set in the hand of time." Gladys Taber
October finally brought in real autumn weather here in north-eastern Washington , here at our new home, in our fields, our forest, our gardens. I remember anew why autumn is my favorite season.
You can see our fields and woods in the background. What you cannot see are the wild turkeys, pheasants, and deer we see in the fields every day from our windows. We have a hard time tearing ourselves away from the windows in the mornings as we sip our coffee while watching the wild life. We can also watch our sheep and chickens from the windows. And we watch the seasons change ...
from 'The New England Butt'ry Shelf Almanac by Mary Mason Campbell
My husband and I are especially thankful for our abundant pumpkin and squash harvest because not only do we love good baked squash smothered in butter and brown sugar, our chickens and sheep love the pumpkins and squashes cut up and raw. This helps us immensely with the feed bill and also provides them good nutrition to carry them through the cold winter months.
We are loving our new home and the very distinct seasons here and right now it is PUMPKIN TIME!
" He causes the grass to grow for the cattle , and vegetation for the labor of man, so that He may bring forth from the earth , and wine which makes man's heart glad..." Psalm 104: 14,15