We have had two days of cool weather which means fall is here. This shift will bring the one season we all work together. It is the best season for us, the dogs love this time of year, it is cool out and there is a lot to hunt and chase. For Jon andI there are sticks to pick up, the garden needs to be put to bed, a last trip around the yard with the weed trimmer. Later there will be leaves to rake and blow.
The chickens have started to molt two of them have no tail feathers left, they are a silly sight.
With the weather so nice it is hard to stay inside where we have been hiding from the heat for several weeks. Now we bust out the door and all fly out to the lawn to run and play ball with the dogs.
This is our time of year and I wish it would last more than a few weeks.
Each day the sun comes up later, the dogs are quick to get outside and back in to the heated throw they enjoy each morning. The resident front yard frogs have gone off to their winter hiding spots and the toads from the back porch have not been seen. The only group here on the farm that hasn’t figured out that that fall is here are the chickens.
Each day I wake them up and free them to their yard for a day of chicken fun. They have further fun when Jon lets them all the way out later in the afternoon. They fly, yes fly down to the chicken spa for a quick but necessary dust bath. After that they rearrange the flowerbeds, removing all the mulch, weed under the trees and make sure that the bugs are cleaned up off the front porch. They have a very busy schedule.
I often return from work after dark. Jon has put them back in their house but leaves the light on so that I can put them to bed and have a chicken chat. This while not a fun as summer when we get to hang out for hours after work I still get my fix and they get to tell me all about their busy day.
Welcome Fall I am glad you are here easing the change into winter.