Blue Sky Farm

My blogging posts and photos are part of me . I think of this as a scrapbook of my life. The names have not been changed.. they are real people who have crossed my path along my journey. Some I know intimately, my family and friends. If their names are mentioned it's a sure sign they are special to me and I love them dearly...come along see for yourself, perhaps you know some of them too..

August 17, 2009

Summer is ending.

There is a definate sign of fall coming. The weather is cool in the mornings and the midgies are here.. pesky bugs that arrive this time of the year. They are only here a month and then gone but at night fall, I cannot leave my windows open as they love to squeeze through even the smallest screens....
This morning as I drank my coffee, I saw from my kitchen window a visiting doe that wandered by in search of breakfast. The fields around our house are turning golden brown & she blends in quite well with the dry grasses, Soon it will be hunting season and she will be hiding in the taller grasses. I really do not like the idea of hunting season, although I know all the reasons it exists. Fortunately, this doe if she stays around these parts will be relatively safe. I have seen her sisters with their babies gleaning from the fields as well.

As the early morning hours passed, I went out to the garden and picked a few things ready myself. I do love this time of the year when the garden produces its fruit & veggies. I get anxious to can & freeze the bountiful supply. My 10 chickens are also contributing to the feasts, laying 5 -6 eggs a day now. My days will be filling as the harvest time approaches quickly but first we will take a short road trip to the Oregon coast in a couple weeks.. and I do hope my tomatoes will be ripening by the time we return ... I have no more salsa and that is first on my list to do along with my dilly beans. Yes, Summer is fading and Fall is not far away. Time to bring out those sweet vanilla & spice candles too I am thinking...