Winter is coming...

I don't actually watch "Game of Thrones" but I hear "Winter is coming" is a big catchphrase of theirs. But for us here on the farm, it's fair warning. Winter IS coming and that sh*t is serious in Maine.  

But it's not here yet, so we will scurry like busy mice until it arrives. Meanwhile, there is nothing like Autumn in Maine.  

Out our front door  

Out our front door  

Everywhere you look is like a photograph.  

Pie pumpkins in the greenhouse

Pie pumpkins in the greenhouse

The pumpkins are ready to be stored. Or made into pies! 

Autumn woods

Autumn woods

Every little walk through the woods is a delight.  

Wild apples load the tree

Wild apples load the tree

And the wild apple trees are loaded down. I knock a dozen or so off for the chickens every day.  

The sheep have a great view of the foliage

The sheep have a great view of the foliage

An unexpected treat was discovering this little beauty on CraigsList! We have named her G.I.Jane because she is ex-military. Who doesn't want a dump truck!

Our "new" 1968 dump truck

Our "new" 1968 dump truck

Sunflower heads

Sunflower heads

The sunflowers are cut and laid out to dry in the greenhouse.  

A boy and his mud puddle

A boy and his mud puddle

Oran has a major construction project in the works as well.  

Green tomatoes headed to become Fried Green Tomatoes! 

Green tomatoes headed to become Fried Green Tomatoes! 

And we are pulling every last bit from the garden before the freezes hit.  

Now that haying is done, and we've been able to access some needed equipment, this is the month for the new building to go up. We're hoping for help from a few good friends to make quick work of it.  

An indoor playground for the kids would make an awesome winter! (Yes, it will also house horses and more, but there will definitely be room for children to run!)