For the second day in a row, we got up to temps in the 30's.
I hope this doesn't portend what winter will bring.
The temps did rise to 68 yesterday (and I changed into shorts) but we are expected to get to only the low fifties today.
These two have the right idea... snuggled for warmth.
The henspa hens get to come out now every evening at about 5 PM. It does not give them long to be out, but they get to dig in the dirt and run around for a while, and then slowly put themselves back into the henspa. As the days grow ever shorter, I'll let them out earlier... but it's a delicate balance. I feed the dogs... let them stay out for a few minutes to go to the bathroom, then dogs come in, and hens come out.
Ferdy keeps a close eye on his ladies. For the youngest rooster here, he has turned into a very good one.
You can see the buddleia blooms a little better here, too.
Switch to this morning, and you can see the clouds have come over.
I noticed when in the goat barn this morning that the little girls have been sleeping back in the northeast corner, there is a hollow in the straw/hay deep and round, just the size of two little girls sleeping curled up with each other.
This tree is across the road, but you can see the clouds coming over it. See the beautiful red poison ivy in it? I love to see it turn fiery in the fall.
And our own beautiful maple tree is just now showing the barest hint of red in the leaves on the left.
There they go in the last of the sunlight this morning, always quick to get moving when I open the gate from the pen.
It's such a pleasure to drive down country roads (our own) these days... the colors are so beautiful.
I'm going to finish Deborah Niemann's book today, so I can tell you all about it, and raising goats naturally.
I've been sitting here listening to classical music this morning, and the rainy drizzle has already begun.
I think I'll get myself moving and put the little ones back in their pen, so they can get in their safe and dry barn.
Everyone have a great Friday!