I really am having trouble believing it’s the 29th already. In a blink, it’s just about over. The autumn is upon us, and the nights are great for snuggling under the sheets and sleeping well.
The drought continues, however, and most of the trees are turning brown with curled up dry leaves. I don’t think that there will be much bright color. It’s a shame that so many others have been overwhelmed with rain this summer, but we can almost count on one hand how many raindrops we have had.
Things have settled down since SnowPea went to freezer camp. I still have 3 girls for sale, but the dynamics of the group are a little bit less frantic. We are working on putting up a greenhouse that we took down a few months ago, to give us some shelter, a little storage, and dedicated kidding pens away from the others when the time comes. (I want to have a “nursery” type set up which is less crazy after the kids are born. The singletons tend to pick on the new little ones, and I would like them in a slightly smaller, more controlled area). I also want an internal catch pen, one that is not outside the main fencing. We have got the bones of it in place, mostly, and now need to tackle some ends for that greenhouse (I would like to have a wooden end on the driveway side, if possible!).
And so autumn has arrived. My most favorite time of year. The days are definitely shorter, and knitting and fiber work have a much greater allure. Just wish we could get a little rain!