Living The Country Life!!

Living The Country Life!!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Busy Autumn Days !

It has been so long since I've updated!  We've been busy here at the farm!  First off, here is a hawk, I think, that we found.  I was putting the peeps to bed and heard some noise coming from the apple tree behind the coop.  I mean, it was a lot of noise - from up above in the branches.  I walked towards the apple tree wondering what was up there - it couldn't be any of my peeps because I had just closed up the coop. 

As I got closer to the apple tree, this bird fell almost at my feet!  I had Farm Man pick it up and bring it over to the back of the truck so we could get a closer look at it.  I think it is a hawk, and his head was injured and bleeding.  Not long after this photo, the bird died.  Now I don't know what was happening in the apple tree - whether there was another hawk or maybe an eagle that this bird was fighting, but either way, I have never had a hawk fall at my feet before.

My brother Joe, my sister Cindy and my brother-in-law Dave came down for a visit.  My brother has been having some medical problems and it was so good to see them!  Thanks Cindy for bringing Joe down to visit!!  Joe, get better soon!!  

Fall is here and this is the last of my flowers.  One lone black-eyed susan.

My second planting of corn is almost ready!

I don't think I have too many more days to hang clothes out on the line.

Miss Molly May has been getting ready for fall.  She had a spa day a couple of weeks ago with ....

Mr. Pete.  This would be their last haircut this short.  They keep their coats just a bit longer during the winter months.

And then there is Tully.  She is up to 4.4 pounds, and is just a happy go lucky farm dog.  I have never had such a sweet pup before.  She is so different from Pete and Molly - doesn't bark, doesn't have to be right by my side, likes to go exploring and be outside.  Just my little sweet girl.  And she loves Pete.  And Pete takes so much from her, and tolerates her, and they are the best of friends.

Now, lets talk sky!  Look at the beautiful sunrise!  Now that the trees are gone, we notice the mornings and evening skies so much more!

We've had some stormy weather this evening, lots of rain, but then again, lots of sunshine!

We even had a rainbow out behind the farm.  It is hard to see it here, but it was a double rainbow.  Nice.

One day last week, Farm Man started a burn pile in front.  It was a huge fire, but burned down quickly, then smoked for a week.  Also in this photo Farm Man laid the carpet down in the pond.

He then started with the pond liner.  This liner probably weighs between 650-700 pounds and it was tough pulling it over the pond.  But he did it, and now it is raining....maybe instead of raining cats and dogs, it will rain koi...

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