Sunday, October 3, 2010


The days here are Dog Trot Farm have become noticeably shorter. In fact short enough for the timer to the girl's coop lighting to once again be activated. The once subtle signs of Fall have now begun in full force. The trees along our driveway are now taking on the colorful magic that only Fall can provide. The majority of garden flowers have succumbed to the cool Fall nights, as the perennial beds have now been put to rest for the season, with the one exception being a few strong willed Cosmos. The window box on our porch refuses to relent to the cool temperatures and still blooms profusely.
Fern and Phoebe, my two timid Silver Laced Wyandottes, have grown into beautiful young chickens. They are a bit aloof, very prim and proper and have incorporated themselves into the flock without much fanfare. They know enough to remain out of my big girl's way. They are strong willed, allowing no one to pluck the beautiful plumage out of their pretty little behinds. As you may recall I have a feather plucker in my flock, Miss Pearly Mae.
I spied this little homemade stand at Goodwill the other day. I saw potential in it, especially with a price tag of $4.99, I thought it was a bargain. I brought it home, cleaned it off and gave it a sanding. I will apply a couple coats of paint, sand and then apply Bri-Wax to give it that primitive look that I love. I will give it a proper "reveal" in a future post.
I participated in the Fall/Harvest Swap hosted by "Char" from the blog "The Pickled Pepper Patch". I was paired up with Allison of the blog "Sew Many Girls." My package arrived Saturday, Allison sent a wonderful variety of Fall items. The first thing I noticed was the wonderful aroma coming from the box- 4 wonderfully scented candles gave off a sweet smelling scent. Also included was a Fall kitchen towel, note pad, harvest painted wooden pumpkin, cloth pumpkins, Fall cloth tuck, salt dough ornaments, and a waxed tin can. Many of the items were made by Allison. A big thank you Allison, I loved my Fall swap items.
This evening while checking my e-mail I learned that I had won a beautiful little hooked mat from Kim of the blog "Millie's Mats". Kim, I am so excited to learn that I have been chosen to display one of your beautiful mat's here at Dog Trot Farm. Thank you! With that I bid you all a good evening, it's time for" The Amazing Race".