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October 19, 2010

The harvest basket shows we are saying goodbye to summer for sure.  The last of the summer squash brought to the house with carrots and celeriac.  Tonight we’ll have chicken vegetable soup and we’ll need a fire to warm up a little after the sun goes down.

Jane is mildly curious about Willy.  He couldn’t care less about cows.

Ty is much less than mildly curious about Willy – a sunny October afternoon is a good time for a nap and to flick some flies, probably even the flies realize this may be one of the last sunny days they will see.

Trace sticks like glue to the harvest basket, a carrot may fall out, or if no one is looking he may steal one.

Melvin is on the mend… enough to play all afternoon.

14 Comments leave one →
  1. October 19, 2010 5:50 am

    Willy is so handsome! So are the veggies for that matter.

  2. October 19, 2010 5:56 am

    Oh soup weather! Your harvest is beautiful even as a sign of winter approaching.

  3. October 19, 2010 6:10 am

    Mel’s wound looks so much better.
    I don’t have a farm or any land, I am in the middle of a small city, but I sure can tell the days are getting shorter.
    Time for indoor activities.

  4. October 19, 2010 6:29 am

    He sure was eyeing that basket of goodies! That had to of hurt, poor thing.

  5. October 19, 2010 6:31 am

    Great shots! Miss Jane is looking so big and beautiful these days. 🙂

  6. October 19, 2010 6:36 am

    Things are looking good there…glad the new horse is fitting in nicely!

  7. October 19, 2010 8:11 am

    It’s funny how dogs who want something and are trying to look like they don’t all cop the same expression….

  8. October 19, 2010 12:02 pm

    Lovely pictures!! What gorgeous animals! Can’t wait until my garden is producing like yours! Stacey x

  9. Linda Zoldoske permalink
    October 19, 2010 4:31 pm

    I have so enjoyed watching Jane grow up! She is lovely!

    What zone are you in? I thought 8 but you’re talking about needing a fire tonight and I’m in 7 and still have my a/c on. In some respects you seemed to have as hard a winter as we did last year. I guess the zones refer to freezing days so even though you have more cold weather than we do you have less freezing days of weather!

  10. October 19, 2010 8:02 pm

    Aw, so glad Mel is healing so well! Love those happy Aussie pics always 🙂 We’re finally getting a bit cooler temps here but no rain any more. Willy is a looker! I can’t believe how Jane has grown. I saw an assortment of winter squashes at the store today…gorgeous ones, and thought of you guys. So glad you’re well!

  11. October 20, 2010 7:41 am

    Such a bummer to be welcoming fall after the shortest summer we’ve had. Oh well. At least my kale grew like crazy so I’ll be feasting on that all winter.

  12. October 23, 2010 8:15 am

    Was just recommending your blog to a friend and realized how much I enjoy it — gorgeous photos, fascinating posts and an overall tone that is calm, centered, positive and productive. Love your energy, love what you’re doing with your life and love that you take so much time to share it with the world!

  13. October 23, 2010 5:28 pm

    Love the photos! Sad to see summer go….but already planning out my veggie garden for spring…:-)

  14. October 24, 2010 5:54 am

    Bugs got everything but a few tomatoes and small peppers this year. The largest item I got was the watermelon (4″ across, I measured) – and the Hungarian Hot Wax Pepper that was leftover when I started some for a buddy, and I couldn’t bear to throw the little plantlet away.

    I have tomatoes straining to finish maturing – heritage beefsteak and some scrumptious black cherry. Relatively few of the Black Cherries make it to the house. And I am not generally big on tomatoes. Sweet, juicy, tender – they deserve the name.

    I tried a couple of the small sweet pimento-like peppers in the rice cooker – and they are really good.

    Just watching the forecast for the first frost. Hurry, tomatoes!

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