Saturday, October 12, 2013
Fall In Your Face
The first vee of geese going south honked their way past the house yesterday, another sure sign that fall is here. I wonder if the vultures that stay in the area as the maintenance crew drew the long or short straws; if staying behind is pleasure or punishment, not having to make the long trip down to the Owens Valley versus losing the companionship of the many that leave.
It's not cold enough to light a fire, but I did consider pulling the Snuggy out of the closet last night. Bessie Anne and the goats are putting on their winter coats. The chickens are re-feathering, thank goodness. They stripped down to bare-back bikinis during the heat of summer and I was worried they'd freeze as cold weather approached.
All the portents are in place. Fall is here.