Life in another small town like all small towns...really
“A day in the country is worth a month in town” ―Christina Rossetti
Sunday, November 6, 2011
Fall Maintenance Crew
The past two mornings we have woken to subfreezing temperatures and heavy frost. Any hope of those last tomatoes ripening is over.
The does were fenced in below the pond yesterday. Now we are taking advantage of any areas with good browse that the goats can "mow" before the tractors have to finish the work. They love it. We love it. Mowing goes that much faster if the field is thinned out.
Yesterday the goats were acting more like sheep though. They spent so much time grazing on the lawn-like-half, that I started calling them lazy sheep. Sorry sheep people, but I had visions of the tall weedy side being flattened in a day. That will have to come today I guess.
Along the pond bank we have two or three sizes of rose hips. This rounder large rose hip belongs to the pink rose such you see at the beach and has a great scent.
These are from the white wild roses that become more of a weed then an ornament, if left alone.
The goats trim up the brambles on the hill, but we have to get them up to the pond as we work through the acreage, to get things passable again. I can barely get through with my tractor to mow without getting caught in the thorns. Time for the goats to earn their keep.
As you can see, the colors are muting, but the browns and golds still have a little life to them. A blue sky helps too.
The blog is really notes to my friends, old and new, to let you know what's going on in our lives. Its also a diary of sorts for myself. It started at the farm in Ligonier, PA, hence the name, but now life and work has moved us back to Connecticut,
I've always taken lots of photos and sent postcards from everywhere we travel, just to keep in touch. Email took over and then the digital camera.
Instead of me plugging up your email, you can check in when you have the time.
And yes, another town with the same problems as any other!!!
Please enjoy and let me hear from you...really~
A crack in the storm clouds spotlights the farm
Twin Bucklings born 12 31 11 and Triplet Bucklings born 1 8 12
Adeline, Shown by Julia, 0-6 Month Doe 4-H Blue Ribbon Winner
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