In other farm news, Chip, our "man-whore" visiting goat, has been very busy in the barn yard. I've had the unfortunate opportunity to witness him "going to town" with two of our ladies. I have yet to see him show much interest in Mabel...I don't know if perhaps it already happened, when I wasn't looking? I'm not sure. But some day, Chip will need to go back to his farm...and we'll just have to see what happened and who got pregnant.
The weather has been absolutely amazing the past couple of days - sunny and in the 70's...although not very representative of fall, it is definitely nice not having to worry about turning on the heat. In fact, last night we slept with the windows open, listening to a pack of coyotes yipping and howling...such an eerie and beautiful sound.
Oh! We also figured out that one of the trees across the street is a Sugar Maple! Which means, we are going to try our hand at tapping for maple sap this Spring. We've never tapped before and I look forward to learning about the process. Mmmmm homegrown maple syrup...yes please!
|Our Japanese Maple is looking gorgeous - I love the view sitting on the front porch.|
|Cupcakes I brought in for Cora's class.|
|Some of the attendees from Cora's birthday party - look out Nana! There are bats behind you!|
|Happy birthday dear Cora...happy birthday to you...|
|The birthday girl getting a birthday hug and kiss from Mabel.|
|Cora's friends learning about being a farmer :-)|
|Cora's friend, Hannah, getting her first alpaca kiss.|
|The two Hannahs - with Steve :-)|
|Saturday night we did homemade jack o'lantern pizzas....Delicious!|
|All the kids get along so nice - my kids have great friends.|
|Our front porch!|
|Ready for Fall - with 100 bats flying around our house. (Yes, we cut out 100 bats!)|
|The corn stalks are leftover from our garden.|
|A view coming up our driveway.|
|Me and my honey.|
|Me and the birthday girl.|