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.
Everywhere you look is like a photograph.
The pumpkins are ready to be stored. Or made into pies!
Every little walk through the woods is a delight.
And the wild apple trees are loaded down. I knock a dozen or so off for the chickens every day.
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!
The sunflowers are cut and laid out to dry in the greenhouse.
Oran has a major construction project in the works as well.
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!)