Tuesday, October 25, 2011

harvest season on the farm

It has been busy here as always.  The weather has been cold, warm, rainy, sunny, and all kinds of in between.  I have been taking as many pictures as possible but I haven't been able to write much about what has been happening since I started working part-time off the farm.
The calves are growing bigger and bigger.  The E. brothers are bringing grain in every other day or so to fatten up the calves before they go off to market.  The brothers have also bought 18 more cows so they will be sending the more "cantankerous" cows to market as well.  I am hoping that Bossy and Duchess aren't among those who are cut out for market.  Although I can name a few that I wouldn't mind going to market. Oreo tried to charge me last month when she thought I had come to close to the herd in the cow-yard.

My pumpkins have been gathered by Travis and some have gone under the knife to become jack-o-lanterns.  I love the creativity of my kids.  Their pumpkins were carved quite well and the seeds were roasted for snacks.
The red maple leaves have been incredible again this year.  I love the colors of the fall; it is my favorite season with winter coming in a close second.  I know most people love summer and spring, but there is something about the warmth and richness of fall.

Enjoy these pictures of the farm.  I love taking pictures here.  There are so many wonderful views.  Sending love and warm fall kisses from the farm. oxoxo

good morning sunshine

a beautiful morning here on the farm.
Early in the fall, the soybeans look like they are smeared with butter

Soybeans drying for harvest

Home-grown acorn squash!

even though the grass is available, being hand fed is always better.

the wading pool's last hoorah

The harvest is over and the machines are headed back to the machine shed.

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