The approach of fall is more eminent than I'd realized. I use diaper wipes down in the barn to clean udders and hands. There is a big bucket for the used ones, which was ready to bring up and empty...until yesterday. Going in to feed Lucy, I noticed the level of used wipes was down about two inches! Then I saw wipes sticking out of nearly every mouse and squirrel hole. The mamas are getting ready for winter, too. I have mental pictures of furry families snuggling in soft, scented nests and babies being tucked in with little white blankets pulled over their shoulders on long winter nights.
Along the same lines, Dave and his roommate, Zach, are coming up today to make sure the log splitter is working well. When all the Kids can get together, we'll have a work day to split and stack firewood for the year. In anticipation of the boys' arrival today, I made a fresh peach pie and a batch of cheese, and have an apple pie ready to put into the oven (always better warm). I'll have to think of something more substantial to feed them, but it doesn't hurt to start with dessert.