August 31, 2017

End of August on the Homestead

End of August, oh my! It amazes me sometimes how quickly the days, weeks, and months pass by. This was a good month for us, a good balance of work and play. Happy-busy, I like to call it... although I do try to not become too busy and miss the moment at hand.

It has been a dry and smoky month around here. Our pasture grass is quite yellow and withered and there is a near constant haze in the distance.

So thankful I am that we have a bountiful supply of both hay and firewood in place now! Those are the two biggest tasks we face annually as we prepare for winter on our homestead, getting our necessary supply. We now have assurance that our critters will be warm and fed and we will have a cozy house in the frigid months to come.

I always love seeing the variety of critters we have at our place. The hummingbirds seem to have moved on and I have noticed that the bluebirds are grouping together as they ready to depart until next spring and summer.

We have had lots of dragonflies around lately. So pretty!

The few chokecherries that remain on the bushes at the creek are ripe. We left them for the birds this year...

I have a new crochet project underway. I love the colors of the yarn, so cheerful! This might be a Christmas gift... oh how giddy I would feel to have a homemade gift at the ready!... or perhaps I will keep it for myself. It coordinates perfectly with a cute dress I have. Decisions, decisions.

The daylight hours are getting noticeably shorter now as we ease into autumn. It was a nice summer, but I am looking forward to fall, my favorite season of all!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today, be sure to come back in September! {smile}

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