Get out the sweaters, dust off your hats and gloves, and pull up the covers because it’s the season of change and chill is in the air. Last night, temperatures felt very cool and windy, and you could see your breath as we were at 41 degrees, generally on average for this time of year. Say goodbye to summer and really any chance of heat because stormy weather is on its way.
Currently, we are sun up around 7:10 am and sun sets around 6:40 pm, roughly 11 ½ hours of daylight. By month’s end, we will drastically lose daylight, and there will be only 10 hours of sun. We can feel it deep in our bones, joints and muscles as normal lifting and harvesting feels a bit like walking in molasses.
Somewhere mid-day, we usually hit an invigorating spot looking around, sensing, smelling and capturing the true unpredictable nature of fall days. The clouds have stories to reveal as they have been building all summer and now the impressive detail of color and precipitation unfold every moment.
We find ourselves getting a bit wacky with the elk. We try to moan and groan them off the property as they bugle around the fence. Just last night as we finished harvesting cabbage up until there was literally no light left, the elk stumbled up from the river, big racks and large bodies. I think Andy actually growled at them. Yep, it’s official we have gone wacky! But the cabbages were happily harvested, and the leeks are getting so big we may have to trench them out. Lots of great food in our fields, and no shortage of excitement to go along with it. Get out and enjoy the fall days – they are spectacular!
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