coming togetherI don’t know if you know this about us, but we are very impatient. One of us more so than the other at different times; impatient about different things for different reasons; impatient in different ways… but impatient we are. We constantly remind ourselves, and each other, that we need to be patient. Things don’t necessarily come together in our time, but in God’s time. It’s one of those things that is so easy to say, but more difficult to put into action.

As far as things coming together – I thought I’d just show you the way the property looks after the mowing and the whacking, and the general work, work, work, of getting the grasses down for the winter. Here it is, in all its splendor.  Panoramic, so you know that it comes out a bit distorted.
IMG_4898 OK, the part in the very most foreground hasn’t been mowed, there are tones of rocks there and it’s a lot of Russian thistle, so difficult to weed whack. I just need to get in there and dig them out… not anyone’s favorite thing to do. But we’ll see if we can get it done before they go to seed. We have a few of those patches around here – in accessible to the mower or the tractor, not advisable for the weed whacker.

img_4899.jpegAs promised, for a change, here is Sue’s latest chicken tractor that been coming together. You can see here that all the wiring has been completed. The  roofs on both sides open up, piano style and there are small doors in the longer sides. You can kind of see one to the top left of the tractor. There is a partition in the middle so we can have two broody hens in there and they won’t be irritated by each other; or we can have two recovering chickens in there and they can be on the ground, rather than on the deck! Like I said earlier, I believe there will be roofing materials of some kind. We’ll up date you on the next stage once completed.

In the next step of winterizing, this afternoon we put up more windbreak on the dove enclosure, because the cold winds travel down the mountain in the late evening and early mornings. They are now more protected from those and hopefully they will be fine this winter.  Speaking of winter, we’ve already received our first Freeze Watch advisory. It is in effect from Friday night through Saturday morning, so it’s a good thing that we started winterizing when we did.

IMG_4878Finally, our piano “Swan Song Concert”, on the verge, is coming together. I invited you all – now I can give you the date and time. It will be November 2nd, from 4pm – 5pm with desserts/munchies, coffee, etc. following. We’d love it if you could bring something “desserty” or “munchy” to share. Musical selections will be fun and uplifting… no sad songs! Wear farm casual clothes and bring a jacket – sunset will be 5:31 p.m. that evening, supposedly… sometimes we have wind in the evenings. Looking at the forecast, we will be partly cloudy that day with temperatures falling fast in the evening, but no wind. We’ll keep an eye on the weather and warn people if there will be issues. Let us know if you’d like to attend – seating is somewhat limited, but there is a TON of standing room. So – until then, as always~
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Today’s Weather: Beautiful Fall weather – again. Today’s high was 80° at 2:41 p.m., our low was 48° at 5:48 a.m. Currently, at 6:02 p.m., it is 65° with 24% humidity winds are nnw at 6 mph, barometric pressure is 29.93 inHg. Sunrise was at 6:30 and sunset was at 5:37. We’re looking at an overnight low of 39° – perhaps.

Egg Report: Wednesday – 19 chicken, 1 duck.  Thursday –  17 chicken, 1 duck.