Our garden shed/chicken coop all ready for winter
I headed out the door with my camera one morning
this past week to get a few pictures
before the predicted frost hit.
This is WAY too early...
we should have a few weeks before
we get hit with frost!
Last year at this time I was still picking
tomatoes and did so well into
We got the coop all closed up
meaning we closed all the
'window's' and what I call
air flaps screwed shut.
At least that will
warm and cozy
when the winter winds howl.
You can see the 'air flaps' just under the roof line. That little hole is for the cats
This building is also where our barn
cats spend the winter months.
Well at least two of them
will be in there.
it very clear that
he's going to be spending
the winter inside the house near the wood stove.
Lizzy and Henry
have a nice warm bed nestled
in the straw to keep them
cozy during the cold winter nights.
This is our 'work horse'.
We've been planting a few trees
around the farm to add some color
and this machine is a real back saver.
We planted two Autumn Blaze Maples
and an Eastern Red Bud.
One day this baby will dig
us a pond.
This pile of rocks is my treasure.
Most of it came from the foundation of
our old barn that burned down
over a year ago.
I still miss that old BARN.
Henry and the rest of the critters
came with me as I walked around
the farm snapping photo's.
Socrates our scare crow has seen better days.
The only thing he was guarding that day
was the tomato plants which was
a complete waste of his time.
The tomato plants grew HUGE but they never
even produced one nice big Brandywine
for a sandwich all summer.
The 'cherry tomatoes'
did better but still didn't give us
many ripe ones at first and then for
some reason (probably because the 100 degree
temperatures ended) started producing again.
If it hadn't been for them tomato season
would have been a complete flop!
The last of the Orangello watermelons.
They really didn't do much this year
because of the heat either.
Our Lilac Lane is a little greener after only
and inch and a half of rain and cooler temperatures.
This is where I 'while away' my time
with a magazine and an iced tea.
The Mum's are looking good
and Henry thinks so too.
More Mum's on the back porch
with Sedum bringing up the rear.
Henry just had to get in the last shot for the morning.
Since these photo's were taken we've had a
light frost. The tomato plants tips got hit
and a few of the herbs and my gourd vines
but everything else looks OK.
Funny thing is the temperatures have gone
back up and we will be enjoying
80 and 85 degree temperatures
for the next couple of days!
Welcome to Kansas!
Come join the fun and meet some nice people!