Monday, November 4, 2013

Fall

These were actually from a couple days ago. Our colors are even better now. It's been such a pretty Fall.  Probably the best I can remember.


I love that there are cows, horses, sheep and Hank all in one picture.  The cows are not ours, but on the back of Stella's farm.


I always think of our farm as being pretty open and bare of trees.  In this shot, being zoomed in, it appears that we have tons of trees.  Well, I assumed it was the zoom.  However, when you look at the non-zoomed (and therefore not compressed) picture at the top...we do have more trees than I think.  

Actually, every tree you see in these pictures (except for, in the first picture, the one on the far right and the ones way back in the cow field) is a tree we've planted since we moved here.  They've gotten big enough that now we DO have trees :-D.  That's pretty amazing!

I was out looking for where some of our shorter sheep were crawling under the fence and heading for the burr filled creek and pond (Don't ask me to name names and there was more than one ;-).  I stopped next to that yellow tree back behind Hank to make a phone call.  I stopped there because in the morning air, the leaves smelled awesome.  Like Fall.


14 comments:

Buttons said...

Oh what a beautiful view I tangled with some burrs the other day I don't know there name either but they were not fun to remove from my wool jacket:) B

Suz said...

a slice of heaven, I'd say

Michelle said...

Our trees here, both ones that were in situ and ones I've planted, have grown a lot in the last 18 years, too. That's why I can get excited about the puny little Japanese maples I just bought – I know they'll grow up to be beauties!

Michelle said...

Our trees here, both ones that were in situ and ones I've planted, have grown a lot in the last 18 years, too. That's why I can get excited about the puny little Japanese maples I just bought – I know they'll grow up to be beauties!

Tombstone Livestock said...

Your pastures still look awesome, mine are still bare, my trees are shedding their leaves, it is cloudy but I still have not heard anything about a prediction for rain.

DJ said...

What a beautiful farm. My husband I and I are in the process of buying our dream farm in north central Michigan. It too is bare of trees, so it gives me hope that one day, after planting lots of trees, I will also look out on our pastures and be able to say, "look, we have trees!"

Andee said...

Last weekend at the alpaca show they used straw as bedding for the pens. The straw as filled with burrs. I have picked out soooo many burrs out of their fleeces ugggg. I love that first picture. We are having a beautiful Fall here too. I need to take more pictures!!!

Dreaming said...

I adore the odor of fallen/falling leaves. It is truly unique to fall!

farmlady said...

You live in such a lovely place... made even more beautiful by the season. Fall has redesigned your farm's landscape and I can almost smell the fragrance from here in California.

Far Side of Fifty said...

beautiful view, I really like that first photo...almost everything you love in the one photo:)

Ed said...

Tranquility at Exuinox Farms, excellent pics..:-)

Susan Mckee-Nugent said...

The BEST time of year, the scents and the beautiful trees. Our Larch trees that I know as Tamarack are yellow orange and look like flames shooting up thru the evergreens. I know, the idea of flames is not the best description.........but they make the forest brighter. Snowing at the moment. :)

Patrice said...

I love seeing that dog peacefully near his charges. We will soon get a livestock guard dog, and I realize how much we don't know. We have way too many losses of poultry. Great photos!

Bee Lady said...

Years ago my brother was complaining about mowing his five acres. I said, "plant a bunch of trees, let it turn into a woods, then you won't have to mow it." He said, "Do you know how long it takes to grow trees?" I said, "Yes. Do you plan on being here in ten years?" Yes...then plant them. He never did. But my Shug and I plant trees and bushes every year. Even when we lived in town. All around our back yard. And you know what? They are big now! Of course, we don't live there, but planting a tree is always a good thing.
Love the picture of the cows, sheep, and horses.

Cindy Bee

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