Saturday, September 17, 2011

Fall Preview

Mother Nature has given us a little preview of what her fall is going to be like. This weekend has been wonderful! Rainy and chilly Friday and Friday night. Today was a little rainy this morning but windy and chilly the rest of the day. Not quite cool enough for a fire but cool enough to light the oil lamps and enjoy cups of hot chocolate and hot tea in the evening while reading the many books that have waited all summer for me to pick up. Tonight as I sit here with oil lamps burning in each room there is a sense of peace settled over the homestead. The goats are all snuggled down in their straw bedding. The chickens are snuggled together on their roosting poles. The turkey are having happy dreams. The rabbits are sleeping peacefully in their beds. The ducks and geese are quietly walking around their pens. The pigs are snoring as Bella and Tinker lay quietly while guarding the homestead. Everyone and everything at Hidden Haven have enjoyed this preview and look forward to welcoming fall with open arms when it arrives to stay.  Don't forget to count your blessings!

9 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

you are ready for fall, aren't you? sweet post. :)

goatpod2 said...

It has started feeling like Fall here!

Blessings,

Amy

Maple Lane said...

I am loving these cool, breezy days and a few trees are beginning to show some color. My cats have been snuggling in their warm beds, especially in the cool mornings! You have a lovely place to settle in and enjoy some well deserved reading time. Sweet Dreams

Carolyn Renee said...

BEAUTIFUL picture! I love when we start using our oil lamps. It's such a peaceful light. Do you use any other lamps besides that Aladdin (if that's what in the pic) that you like? We have one Aladdin and one Kosmo, along with about a half dozen of the cheapie flat wick lamps. The Aladdin gives off much more light than the Kosmo, but each has it's own place.

carolina nana said...

We didn't get any much needed rain but the cool temps sure have been nice.
Fall is my favorite time of year and it's because of the peaceful accomplished feeling it brings. No one understands that feeling who doesn't live on a farm.
Blessings for your Sunday
Marilyn

Ruth @ Hope, Joy and Faith Farm said...

I love fall... it's my absolute favorite time of year and your post makes me remember why...

Kelly said...

How cozy everything sounds there. Please send some rain over here to GA! It's so dry. I love hearing about all your animals on the farm. I wish you were close enough for me to come visit. My 10 yr old would absolutely love it!

Leigh said...

Don't you just love fall? Such a relief from summer's heat. You paint such a lovely word picture. Makes me happy just to read it. :)

Patty said...

I'm loving your posts about fall! They're so "cozy". :)