The birds seem to have lots of food for the winter. The cedar trees and honeysuckle bushes are loaded with berries and we have so many of them.They add a beautiful color to the landscape this time of year.
On our walk Donna had to stop and give Tank some loving and have a talk with him about staying with us. He is such a lover and has to have lots of loving and petting when he is around us.
Red skies in the morning, sailor take warning. We have some weather moving in this morning but it created a beautiful sky to greet the day.
Tamar checks out the ponds to see if there possibly could be some frogs still hiding in the cattails. We took a nice walk around the top of the hill to try to walk off some of the Thanksgiving dinner we ate. The dogs were all very excited about being out since we don't walk up there during hunting season, afraid we will be shot.
This morning we have this big bright ball in the sky trying to peep from behind the clouds. It was so bright you couldn't look at it and everything lit up for about a minute and then it went back behind the cloud. Wait, could it be the sun???? and there is a patch of blue sky!
The baby chicks are growing. We have several rubbernecks and they are so ugly they are cute. We have lost a couple more but that is to be expected with baby chicks. No matter how hard we try we are not Mother Hens.
As the sun sets behind the hill the trees cast tall dark shadows. Once the sun has gone down and night comes the trees on the hill are filled with stars.
Now that we are deep into autumn and the leaves have all fallen and frost has claimed all the plants that covered the landscape the old stone fences begin to become visible again. I love seeing them as they ramble across the fields and down the valley telling a story of days gone by.
Our baby chick count is up to 27. This is 15 of them out of the incubator and into a paper box with 12 more still in the incubator getting adjusted to life outside of an egg shell. We have some really cute ones. It's always fun to see what color they turn out to be.
Last night Deann came in and said she heard a baby chick peeping so she opened up the incubator and sure enough one of the eggs had hatched. We had a little back chick 3 days earlier than we thought. So we have one with more to go.