Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Foggy mornin's mean no rain

And no rain means a good day in my book.  We've had enough rain so far this fall, we could float a battleship.  Or two.  Everything in our neck of the woods is once again, green.  Green as far as the eye can see...oh, and grey.  Green and grey.  Look up, see grey.  Look down, see green.  Guess it could be worse.

Fall seems so fleeting.  I love looking forward to the cooler fall weather, but all too quickly it turns to the rainy season.  Warm and wet, along with shorter daylight hours and longer, dark evenings.  We've been going to bed earlier just because, well why not?  Thanksgiving is just around the corner and then Christmas after that.  Sheesh!!  Where does the time go?

Harley listening...I'd softly called out to him.
We've been storing up more wood in the woodshed.  We have a little more than 5 cords now, and we're going to call it good.  That's probably more than we'll need, but it's not going to spoil.  We have all the tools, farm equipment, lawn furniture and big horse trailer stored under cover for winter.  We have the new gravel all spread out in the parking areas and walk zones to and from house and barn.  Always trying to outsmart the mud, and reduce tracking inside the house.  It's a never ending job, but we try.  Freezer and pantry storage of summer and fall harvest is finished too.  Now what?  We've been so busy, I feel like a fish out of water.  I'm not sure I know what to do with myself next.  I don't do well being cooped up inside during the wet, dark months.  I need to be active and be outside to feel alive.  Maybe I'll start thinking about re-painting in some rooms of our house.  Hmmm...hubby may want to string me up if I start bringing up new project ideas already.  Maybe I'll think on that for a while and wait until after Thanksgiving to divulge my latest plan.  :)  If I go missing...send out a search party, will you?

Anyway, like I said earlier, we've been having some rather foggy mornings lately.  I took a few shots of the horses before heading off to work this morning.  Just to let you see them in their chocolate-dipped winter wooly outfits.  They are a ragged, but happy lot!

Sweet, sweet Harley

Ladde in all his muddy glory!

Kadie at sunrise
I love these butts!!!

Eagle in the mornin' mist
I collected four huge bags of leaves the other day to spread out on my garden beds.  I just need to rip out what's left of the tomato plants, cover all the soil with the leaves and then cover the whole beds with plastic to sit and compost over the fall and winter.  Next spring when I work up my soil, it should be much more enriched than in past years.  My friend Betty, calls this "uppening" the soil.  I like that.  Oh, and I have one cherry tree that I need to get planted before it gets too cold.  See, I still have stuff to accomplish!  All is right with my world...

Blessings all,
All of us at Cingspots


Michelle said...

I STILL have apples and pumpkins to process, and knitting to do while resting my feet! :-)

Paint Girl said...

Wow such pretty pictures in the fog! I love foggy mornings! And you have been super busy!
We are already drowning in mud. It has rained non stop for a few days. I also hate not being able to get outside and do stuff! I am an outdoor girl!

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

I love those foggy shots, in fact fog is one of my favorite seasons...lol.

Great shots, we do not have any fog here, just snow...sigh.


aurora said...

I miss the sun & colors too, but what I really miss are longer days. You're foggy photos are beautiful!! The photo of Eagle wouldn't load for me. I'll try to remember to stop back, I want to see that good looking guy in the mist. You are one busy bee!

Carolynn Anctil said...

I love a day with a good book. Even a few hours will do. Your horses look positively gorgeous in the foggy light.

baystatebrumby said...

I love those butts too. I never get tired of looking at any horse, but I do have my faves--Appalooseas being one of them. I also love how some of them have little wonky tails. Thanks for visiting my blog, you are always welcome! I love reading the west coast blogs, always so beautiful.
You asked about my brumby! No, she's not wild bred. She's not technically a brumby at all--that's just my pet name for her. She's a ten year old registered Paint who I've had for the last 6 years. And boy do I love her.
The bitless bridle is a new adventure. I am not even sure why I am trying it , truth be told, since she goes fine with a regular bit. I was galloping with her through the woods on Monday and it seemed fine. Of course, it is hard to run off willy nilly in the woods. So I still haven't given it a real test! But so far, I do really like it.

Strawberry Lane said...

Love, love the photos! Something about a misty photo that feels peaceful. Life just doesn't get any better than seeing the horses so content. Now, you are just knocking my socks off with all your work and organization. Yep, you'll be taking on more projects, I'm sure. I'll stay tuned. Happy Thanksgiving!

fernvalley01 said...

Beautiful pics in the mist

Marissa said...

Harley is so cute!