Monday, September 15, 2014

Lookin' at the Ten Day

Starting cow handling training early

Weather forecast and it looks as if Thursday will be the next chilly one. Never got below forty here in Montgomery County last night, probably thanks to a thick blanket of fog that rolled in some time after I went to bed.

I'm gonna get her

Sure was clear at 10 though, with stars like beacons. Man were they bright! Even down near the horizon they were utterly brilliant. Spent some time on the stair landing just looking....and hoping that it wouldn't freeze.

Ma....I can't crawl yet and she won't come over here....ma........


Every week without frost has its good points for nearly everyone. Corn and soy beans are still maturing across much of the nation. Here in the valley we saw a lot of crops yesterday that would benefit from a few more weeks of growing season to be their best. A hard frost would have turned a lot of grain into silage fit only for cow feed....

I'll try keyboarding instead

Spent yesterday frantically busy between visiting our longtime veterinarian's customer picnic, which was about the best it has ever been, what with great food, and wonderful friends, and lots and lots of serious farm discussion, catching up, and Peggy sharing. Thanks, Midvale for hosting this annual get together for area farm folks.....

And then there was the bringing in of the house plants...always a marathon!....and the picking of a lot of pinkish and whitish and greenish tomatoes. The table covered with them is now joined with two big bowls full. Guess there will need to be another picking Thursday afternoon....and family members and friend NW, I need to share with you. Does anybody want to come and get some?

Ooohhhh....so that's what happens when you press control alt delete.

The yard looks so bare without the geraniums everywhere.....

The boss got a pretty special birthday gift from our boy yesterday too. I won't go into detail, but it is something he has always wanted.....and deer season starts real soon. 

   
No, not this one but......

6 comments:

Ruth said...

No frost here either. I'm wondering if the warning was aimed more at the higher elevations in my county, but if so not one of them specified! HOwever unless something changes we're almost definetly getting a frost Thursday and Friday here....

Cathy said...

Oh my gosh! She's loving the computer. That is so cute!
And this weather . . . kinda scary. I hated last winter so much. Fingers crossed.

Earl said...

Nice stip of Peggy handling cow. And it does start soon.

threecollie said...

Ruth the different weather folks said different stuff around here. I wanted to trust the ones who said it wasn't going to freeze but I have house plants that are over forty years old. Hate to lose them.

Cathy, she is such a pip! I am cringing about the coming season, simply cringing. Last winter was brutal in so many ways. Hoping we can keep this place warm enough this year so the baby is comfy....plans, plans, plans..

Earl, thanks! She already loves the animals.

NumberWise said...

The Peggy photo story within your post is priceless! I found that when I had read through to the end, I hadn't retained any of what I had read - except the photo captions.

Sometimes it's difficult for me to appreciate these lovely fall days, for the signs of the changing season fill me with dread of the coming winter.

Terry and Linda said...

I dread that F word...that F word with Killing in front of it!

Happy Birthday to Ralph!!!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com