Now that the months of devastating heat and drought have finally come to an end (and I'm not quite as under the weather as I was all summer), I've started carrying around my camera and seeing pictures again.
I'm hoping to get back to posting the weekly Friday Farm Fix soon so I can better share what's been happening around here (and better keep track for us of what happens when). This is my favorite time of year on the farm. And the photos, along with the leaves, are thankfully starting to pile up.
More photos below. . .
1. Young chickens taking over Rooster Andy's coop while he and his three hens are out free ranging.
2. Chicks dig chard.
3. Mr. Midnight, garden supervisor.
4. Misbehaving donkeys being led to
jail the secure front field. (The other night they broke into the farmyard, ransacked the bin of chicken feed, and made a big mess. There's nothing like rounding up seven delinquent longears at four-thirty in the morning—and then forgetting to shut the gate so they went right back in as soon as we went back to bed.)
5. Munching on the turnips, rape, wheat, and millet we planted a few weeks ago as an experimental source of early autumn sheep greens. We scattered 50 pounds of deer food plot seed mix from the feed store over about a half acre of already established grass and weeds in a fenced pen and, thanks to some well timed rain, it came up nicely. The sheep are eating it, but they're not loving it. We may end up putting the donkeys in there for a while.
6. On the mole patrol!
© FarmgirlFare.com, coming in for a fall landing—and thrilled to see all that green.