The other day, I took a walk soaking in the beauty of this season, enjoying the antics of our goats, and more. As October came to a close and November began, things have remained still quite busy, so for now, I will leave you with some of the photos that were taken during my walk . . . .
An orange carpet of leaves underneath the Cypress Trees
The Sweetgum trees are dropping their colorful leaves now
We're still getting some peppers from the garden!
The celery is doing really well . . . it limped through the summer and now is thriving in the cooler temperatures. Though before we get a hard freeze, we'll be harvesting most of it and putting it up in the freezer.
A bit of the lettuce that the deer have left us . . . they have enjoyed our 'salad bar' :)
Basil that went to seed and that I am saving seed from
Dad got all 10 beehives ready for winter!
Our Boer bucklings still are really friendly! Someone is coming out tomorrow to take a look at them so at least one should be going to a new home soon.
Ruger, one of our herd sires, lounging in his shelter
A bad picture I know, but it is the clearest view of our neighbor's pasture I could find at the moment. The pasture has been hayed, and there are still some red leaves clinging to the Oak Tree in the foreground. Unfortunately, this big old tree is dying so we'll have to have it taken out soon.
One of the new animals on our place! We were having difficulty with our other rabbits as they had a poorer genetic line and were having slow growth and finished out at a smaller size than we would like. So we butchered all of those, and got new ones! This is one of our new does. They were not tame at first, but slowly they are getting more used to us. Treats of hay and chickweed have certainly been a help with that. :)
So there is a glimpse into some of what it looks like around here right now!
And to close, I would like to share part of a Psalm I read several nights ago that especially spoke to my heart . . . I hope it will be an encouragement to you as well!
"The law of the LORD is perfect, restoring the soul;
The testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.
The precepts of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart;
The commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes.
The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring forever;
The judgments of the LORD are true; they are righteous altogether.
They are more desirable than gold, yes, than much fine gold;
Sweeter also than the drippings of the honeycomb.
Moreover, by them your servant is warned;
In keeping them there is great reward."
What an amazing and perfect God is the Lord! And what a very great blessing His Word is to us. I am so thankful that He has given it to us to not only be able to come to know Him through it, but to also know how He desires us to walk and how we may please Him and glorify His name.