Nope. We do not dress up our chickens. But I thought this was a pretty good chicken costume, as chicken costumes go. Did we dress up? Sorta. Sue left this morning at 5:45 a.m. dressed as a church organist. She was really committing to the part. Even played an amazing prelude this morning 🙂 . I, on the other hand simply wore my Dia de los Muertos leggings and sugar skull earrings, natural witchy hair compliments of the windy morning. Hope your costumes were more original.
I really enjoy Fall. Not because of the pumpkin spice everything that invades our lives, not because of the pumpkin pancakes we enjoy in the morning, neither because the chickens, nor because it becomes amazing soup and sweater weather, but because of the changes in the plants and weather. Not that I like all the wind – never have. But I really enjoy the cooler temps. I especially relish watching the trees slowly change colors in their own little micro climates. I took a photo of this apricot tree to show you want I mean. Can you tell where the cooler winds blow down from up on the mountains?
Currently our fields are golden, and the grass heads glow in the very early morning sun. In the evening, right after the golden hour, the fields can turn pink with the sunset. This never really happens during the other three seasons. I believe it has to do with the angle of the sun here at this time of year. It is truly gorgeous. The skies are amazing all year round, but the fall sees some spectacular sun rises and sets. You should see them, really.
Before I end this, I just thought I should let you know that the little pirate chicken did not make it. It seems her injury was too grievous to overcome. It’s really sad that these things happen, I wish there was a way to help her, but there really wasn’t anything else we could have done to help her. Doesn’t make us feel any better.
I don’t want to leave you on this sorrowful note. I’m thinking here. Ah. I could let you know that all the chickens, ducks, and geese, got their own treats this morning to, hopefully, keep them from pulling off tricks later this evening. We had some pomegranates that were beginning to mold, so each run or coop got a freshly squashed and torn, gorgeously red, and oozing, juicy pomegranate or pomegranates depending on the number of chickens frequenting said run or coop. The bottom line is that the birds really enjoyed them. When we spread around the scratch this afternoon, there was nuthin’ left but stained, dried out husks of what used to be pomegranates. It’s great to do something that makes everybody so happy.
That’s the note I’ll leave you on today. Hope you all have/had an amazing Halloween Night. We didn’t have one trick-or-treater, we did have candy just in case – thanks to Sue. At least we have chocolate now. If you need a KitKat fix, drop o by. Until then, as always~
Thanks for reading.