Saturday, October 23, 2010

Indian Summer defined

Webster's states that an Indian Summer is a ": a period of warm or mild weather in late autumn or early winter." In my opinion that's understating it a bit this year. October in Iowa has been spec-tac-u-lar. The farmers are loving it, too. Here's our neighbor-man getting the beans in at dusk...or thinking about it.

How many more passes before dark?
Maybe the farmer was looking for the audience he had earlier in the day?

We're watching in case this has something to do with food.
The animals are loving it because there is still some grass in the main pasture.

And squash to snack on from the remains of the garden.

Pierre (in French that means "I who eat anything")
And because of the lovely weather, the "wool crew" now has a third pasture for grazing and hanging. This is one big project off our "to do" list. It also means less mowing for the humans.

Behind the smile he says, "please let this be the last fence post hole EVER.
A much needed coat of primer went up on the outbuildings. Let it be known, throughout the land, that I did prime most of the outbuildingsbut needed a lot of help on the tippy top.

The rooster critiques the painter.
It's been a great month of gorgeous weather to get some big projects done, but it hasn't been all work. We've had plenty of time to stop and smell the roses. Yes, roses in October.

1 comment:

  1. I am loving this weather too-even the rain today. I think this is the first time in YEARS that we have actually had a fall.
    I hope we can get together soon(ish).....maybe in January you can teach me to spin : ).