The flowers, that is. Not me. I can't believe it's October 16th and we still haven't had a true killing frost. Yes, many plants have succumbed to lighter frosts, but I still have cosmos and coneflowers and sedum and petunias blooming in my garden!
The bumblebees and honeybees are still getting out to take advantage...
And the chickens are out and about too. This is one of the chicks that surprised us in the barn last June.
Yeah, preeeetty sure that's a rooster. In fact, I think we have four roosters out of that batch. I'm hoping I'm wrong. But they're all really cute! Roosters, deadwood of the chicken flock!
My bloggy friend Barbara Lardon is turning the chicks into an amazing art quilt. CHeck out the progress here. If you scroll back through her posts, you'll see more pics of the exquisite quilt in progress.
Meanwhile on Saturday we went to the feed mill to pick up feed for our 45 "pet birds"...
Homestead Organics in Berwick, Ontario. The feed we get there is gorgeous.
I love our new Mazda CX-5. It has the gas mileage of our Mazda 3, but we can fit in 12 bags of feed with much room to spare!
I have lots of fat, healthy ducks and chickens who lay some eggs for us but most assuredly do not earn their keep. But the amusement value alone is worth the price of feed!
PS: Ooops, spoke too soon. Just looked out to see that the cosmos kicked the bucket last night. Yellow coneflowers are still blooming up a storm, though!