Saturday, November 13, 2010

The nice side of autumn

Despite the weeks of rain and grey skies, we've been having some pretty sweet days thrown in here and there to lift us from the doldrums...
Last weekend was for this:

There are still tons of leaves to rake up around the house but it just doesn't seem to be getting done, so hopefully next spring we can afford a landscape company to come fix us the wreck we call a lawn.

The girls have started laying well again, despite a few still molting -
I've even started seeing turquoise eggs!

As you can see, everyone's enjoying the warm breezeless sunshine...

Twice a day they get hay brought to the field,
how spoiled are those boys?

View from the back deck, looking towards the front of the house -
how desolate with those naked trees!

Happy weekend peeps!


Busy Bee Suz said...

It has been years since I saw naked trees. Your sunshine looks just like ours. But with dressed trees. :)
Love the plethora of egg purty! said...

soooo, do turquoise eggs produce turquoise chickies? brown eggs, brown chickies? white ones, white chickies? always wanted to know but afraid to jus saying, makes sense, n'est pas?

Debby@Just Breathe said...

So glad you have had some nice days. Seems like the horses are really enjoying it.

C said...

your eggs are so perty... do they taste different? its a beautiful day to spread your grandpapa's ashes.. my thoughts are with you and your family.

also, i guess i didnt realize da horsies lay on their side on da ground like that... so cute!!!
enjoy da eekend.. mon amie..

A blog by the "Farmer" said...

Oh boy... so much to say... I've got some catching up to do. A girl leaves for a few days to do some serious shopping and all hell breaks loose.

As usual, loved all the pictures. Your lawn is beautiful... You should see mine - ha! My 'green grass' is actually nottin' but weeds. We mow them anyway (still in denial).

Again, so sorry to read about your grandfather. How are you doing?

Big Daddy. We will all miss him on your blog. I know the decision is a difficult one - as rehoming animals is never easy. It is because you love Big Daddy so, that you are able to recognize he may be better cared for elsewhere. I went thru the same thing with my heart-horse (JJ, the very naughty mustang). It hurts. But, all part of being a farm mom. Hang in there!

Last note (I promise) - your eggs? Well, not YOUR eggs, but your chickens' eggs... GORGEOUS! Looks like you've got extra to sell.


Adventures In China said...

Those eggs are gorgeous. You have made me a believer that I am a city girl. You work really, really hard out there! I hope you also get time to enjoy all the fruits of your efforts.

Take care!