Or, rather, these are things that already happened a month or so ago, but that I'm grateful to document here; even late as they are.
:: Harvesting all we could before the early September first frost
:: A weather pattern which has since yielded to many glorious days
outdoors in such appropriate attire as swimsuits and muck boots
:: Or whatever you would call this get-up!
:: Still milking our sweet new doe, Piper, an American Alpine. And
giving the Nigerians a break. From afar, people often mistake Piper for
:: The first honey harvest from our hive, and the best honey I've ever tasted - lightly fragrant and delicately sweet.
:: "Beeby-sitting" a few hives over the winter for our beekeeper (who has just published a very comprehensive beekeeping book!). These hives were attacked by a bear at their original location. Aren't they just beautiful?!
:: Attempting my first sourdough starter using these most delicious,
beautiful little grapes from a friend's garden. (Not that I really need
another thing to keep alive - plant, animal, or otherwise - since I've
failed quite miserably at that this year, save for the children of
:: And for good measure, I can't resist sharing a picture of our new squishy babushka baby.