Big Dog has always preceded me on the walks. He is the alpha male. The oldest resident. The Boss Guy. But lately I have realised that he has been walking at my heel, trudging along, not because he wants to but because he is not able to pick up speed and pass me. Big Dog is getting Old. I stop and let him get ahead.
I have been working in the barn. Getting everything ready for the winter. Because I have decided to write a book in November with NaNoWriMo and then You and I are going to New Zealand for most of December, everything needs to be settled into a humming winter pattern by the end of October. The feed bins have all been moved back inside. I believe in transparency, everyone needs to know what everyone else does, then they can do it too in case of emergency so I label everything very clearly. I especially label the lids so they go back ON.
See those hoses on the right? Now that it is starting to freeze, when I have finished filling all the water barrels, I dismantle the hoses and hang them on the fences so the water drains out. Otherwise they are useless. They freeze solid. And the alternative is carrying buckets of water. Not a good alternative.
As you can see there is still piles of plants growing in the flower gardens. Even some flowers. Bedraggled and weedy at this time if year but resisting the efforts of the frost to kill it. The bees love that borage. Though I still need to give them some sugar water today, don’t let me forget.
Though chilly in the morning, the afternoon was delightful. The wind died down yesterday and the freshness of the air with its tiny crisp edge was a joy. I worked outside all afternoon. It was a beautiful day.
Have a lovely day. A lovely weekend day for all of you.
Today we will get to some of the heavy work, so there may even be some changes in your Daily View tomorrow. You can play spot the difference.
On this day last year – Coleslaw. I try to always have a huge bowl of coleslaw in the fridge for when I need a snack. It is one of my favourite foods.