It's been a busy week here beneath the poplar and pine. I haven't had much time to blog this week or to spend much time outside with my camera. The weather is turning and Autumn is making way for Winter. The gardens have been harvested with exception for my parsnips which will be harvested in the spring when the ground thaws. The hot house has been put away, a new coop has been built for the chickens, the bread is being baked and frozen, firewood being stacked, preparations being made for the long winter. Even the chickens have been busy.
I figured I'd treat myself with a quick lap around the yard this morning to snap a few photos, returning to the house when I could no longer feel my fingers.
This is what I saw today.
Remember these guys? They're looking a little wrinkly these days. (I can relate)
We're seeing blue skies and leafless trees.
Frost on the foliage.
And just a few Oak leaves that haven't dried to a crispy brown yet.
I found this little leaf on the ground this morning and carried it around with me for a while before planting him on a stump.
I checked out the stubborn pine stump that I've been slowly working at removing. I plan to make something out of it and have been hosing away the dirt from the roots. Hubby even tried to pull it out with the tractor but so far it's not budging.
Don't you love the patterns in the wood from the beetles that burrowed beneath its bark?
My crafting time has been a little wandery this week. I have a few things in progress that I hope to show you next week. (hopefully)
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. Stay warm.