Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Fall is definitely here!

DSCF0862 Just took this picture the other evening---the sky was so beautiful, I couldn’t resist.  There is a nip in the air in the mornings and a cool breeze through the days. DSCF0859 The smell of leaves and wood-burning stoves often fills the air reminding one of Thanksgiving and the onset of the Christmas season.

The “girls” have been busy lately: here’s a good pic of Spot (in the front) with Charlie and Fluffy. DSCF0858 The one (of the two) Orpington who is the biggest and with the most developed comb, I’ve named Fluffy because she is enormous when she fluffs out her feathers.  DSCF0855 The eggs are coming fast and furious---usually about 6 a day!  Charlie hasn’t gotten any nastier, but I still can’t turn my back on him without fear of attack.  He’s a sneaky devil, especially if you have eggs in your pockets.  I think he’s just being protective…just doing his job!

There was a rumor that a mountain lion was roaming our ditch area (which runs beside the chicken yard) but we didn’t see him at all and all the chickens are still there.  Perhaps the cat has left the area.  I guess a few cats disappeared during his stay.  Ours are fine, though.  Nothing new to report here---all is well (or as well as can be expected in this economy) and happiness reigns!


Rocket Man said...

Fall is here as well. We had our first frost and first scattered flurries over the weekend. It's been mild and clear the past few days but the weather guessers are saying to brace for an Arctic front by he first of the week.

JennyD said...

Ah HA! And another one gets a name! I love it and you know what that means, right? Saved from the dinner table because you can never eat what you name :D Fluffy is beautiful, Sue, a blond bombshell of a girl. Charlie's got his hands full (a chicken with hands no less) with his bevy of beauties.
I hope your cats all stay safe, too. I know mountain lions have to eat, too, but goshhhhhhh.
Yes, that Fall scent of crispness and wood stoves -- bliss. My favorite season of the year :)

Ramblingon said...

I LOVE seeing the girls and Charlie. I know I'm a pest cause I keep asking about them. I hope the cats are safe. That's scary.