Monday, October 19, 2015

First Frost

We've had our first frost.  The volunteer tomato plants that had sprung up in various places gave up the ghost, but the kale, brussels sprouts and cabbage Erika planted are going strong and, we're told, will even be better for the frost.  The zinnias are finished as are the pepper plants, but the turnips and rutabagas Christian planted (from seed) are doing well.  Geese are congregating at the ponds on the farm across the road and the goats look for sunny spots for their ruminating sessions. The light is changing -- longer shadows, dark earlier and later and the humidity is gone!  Hooray! We're enjoying this change of season and bundling up and going on walks in the crisp, chilly air.  I hope you enjoy some of the photos we've been taking.

Geese walking.
Geese flying.  (Not the same ones who were walking, thank goodness!)

Finley has started noticing things that fly -- bugs, airplanes, leaves and birds.  She just noticed these geese struggling to get into their V formation and she wanted to be sure I saw them, too.

The first of many, many (I hope) pumpkins to grace this front porch.
A frosty morning view from my bedroom. 

Don't worry -- there wasn't a drop of Pumpkin Spice Latte left when I gave her my cup. 

An Eco-Till radish that is nearly as big as she was when she was born!
Now that Mr. Cochin has learned where he fits in the pecking order as it relates to we humans, he has settled into being a very good rooster. 

The calling card of our building crew's superintendent.  

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