We hear our area got quite the rain and wind storm while we were away! Almost all the deciduous trees have been stripped of their leaves, and as I suspected, things around here looked quite different upon our return. We got back Friday night, so couldn't really appraise the extent of the change until Saturday morning.
After taking the above photo, I headed down to do chores, relishing the quiet, and the chance to catch up with the horses, sheep, barn cat and chickens - minus Morgan, our tamest hen. The person doing chores had called while we were in Texas to tell me she had died, and I was not surprised. One of our original four chicks, Morgan was blind in one eye and had been spending a lot more time on the roost this fall. This beautiful blue Easter Egger was our chicken ambassador, and shall be missed.
Our weather has been gentle with us since our return, but the rain is supposed to return with a vengeance by noon today. So we're off to rake leaves and sweep up fir needles while we can. Have a great day!
That's it for now from . . .