Monday, September 26, 2011

Fall Is Finally Here! Well, Early Fall.

Each year our long winters here in Maine leave us longing for warmer weather.  I am usually ready for spring about March.  Well.....it never comes until May.  Commercials on TV show warm sunny beaches, flowers blooming in abundance, and people trying to get the crab grass out of the lawn.  In March we still have snow on the ground for goodness sake.  Then why does Fall excite me so much? I start looking forward to fires in the wood stove, apple pies, spice scented candles. Fall also means there is an end to the non stop work of summer.  It means PUMPKINS!  I love the color, shape and different sizes that pumpkins come in.  The just mean AUTUMN is here. 


 I get to change my flag.  I actually have 2 Fall flags.  This is my early Fall flag. It still has to work out its wrinkles.

The grass is still green and the sheep are busy grazing, putting on weight for the upcoming winter months.


We are trying to save our second cut of hay.  Lesson 500 in haying:  cut hay early enough that the second cut gets done before September 10th.  After that we have heavy fogs loaded with water.  Hard to get the hay to dry.

The trees are just starting to get a little color to them.  Not as green as summer but just a noticeable yellowing to some.


Fall also means ripe crab apples.  Emma and Lucy both think they are the best snack around.  Well, that is until they eat too many and yack.  Sorry for the imagery there.

Our days are cool and our nights chilly.  Add another quilt to the bed and stay cozy.

Much Love and Prayers from Mainely Ewes Farm.

11 comments:

Rain said...

Kelly--the color of pumpkins and apples are the best colors ever!! Love your flags -but especially your sign! Beautiful !! Great photos-heres hoping falls stays for awhile-cause I'm in no hurry for winter!! Rain

katiegirl said...

I love your new blog look, and I love the farm sign! I love fall too, and wish it would hurry up and come here to MD!

Marigold said...

We LOVE pumpkins! Your porch looks so cute! Yay for Fall and soon Halloween!!!!!!

Danni said...

Your farm sign is wonderful! Sorry about your hay - glad you're keeping a (lengthy and numerated) List of "Things Leaned". :-)
I am struggling with fall this year... for me, it fortells the coming of six to eight months of wet and mud. Not good for the spirits!!

Lili said...

Yay it's fall! My favorite season. I noticed while up in Bangor the other day it's turning alot quicker than us here on the coast, it is exciting!! Your place looks so welcoming, the pumpkins on top of your sign post are darling! ~Lili

Michaele said...

I love your sign! I would so stop there!

Peggy said...

bet your fall is outstanding!

the cake chick said...

I have been patiently waiting for fall. In MA we have had crazy hot and humid temps this week. I love those 'frost on the pumpkins' mornings. We only had a few and then they were snatched away by the humidity. I would totally stop at your farm too. Your sign is great!

Ruth @ Hope, Joy and Faith Farm said...

I love fall also. We just had our first rain of the "season" and now the air smells crisp and clean. I love, love, love pumpkins also... Beautiful pictures!

Becky said...

Your farm looks beautiful with it's early fall colors. :) Beautiful picture of the front of your house, too!

Terri said...

I love your sign! Did you make it yourself or have someone else do it? That's just another thing on my "to do" list...