It was chilly today. It didn’t get warmer then 14 c but because there was hardly any wind in the yard, it felt great. The sun tried hard to get through the clouds and when she did, it was so warm!
Today I went to the well to get water. When I came back I cleaned out the water bowl of the horses and filled it up with fresh water. The cats and dog kept me company of course. Dizzy is getting used to the horses now, and will climb up a post to be closer to them. It’s so funny to watch her. Freya loves cats, but when she got a little too close to Dizzy, Dizzy was like ok...better get on the other side of the fence now. Hahaha! But she is not that scared anymore as in the beginning. Taz grew up with horses and doesn’t show any fear for them at all.
Dizzy was all over me today. She followed me everywhere and between that she would run all over the yard, attack Taz in a playful mood, and tried to cuddle with the dog. Scruffy doesn’t like cats that much. She tolerates them, but doesn’t trust their nails. She had too many encounters with those sharp items in the past. LOL But like all my farm cats, Dizzy just loves the dog and wants to be close to her. Poor Scruffy doesn’t know what to think of so much love. She just looks at me with a face that expresses total suffering from this love smothering cat. Hahaha!
After the horses got their fresh water, I started with sawing some of the big branches for firewood into smaller pieces. That takes a lot of muscle, especially when you do that for an hour or so. Great exercise! I quit when the wheel barrel was top loaded and my arms sore. Hahaha! Then I sorted all the wood to size, from kindling to small logs. Small pieces of kindling I put into a wooden box, and the larger pieces I put under the deck to keep it dry. It is all beautiful wood. Next time I can do some more. The big trees have to be done with a chainsaw. Still have to bring that.
I watered the sunflowers, the flower garden and some of the vegetables I still have in the gardens. Then I fed the horses some crunchies and minerals. Soon I will have to let the horses go into the big pasture to graze. The small pasture starts to get low on grass. It did fed the horses for many weeks though. Not bad! In the big pasture they can eat until winter comes. There is lots for them there. All around the yard the trees are in their change of color. It’s not that spectacular with lots of red and orange as it does more in the east. The leafs get more yellow except for some kinds that do turn a light red. I’m glad I got lots of evergreens around. A winter without green would be so boring. I think this year I will have a little X-Mass tree out of my own yard. If I can get it out with the roots and put it into a pot, then I can plant it back again later. I like the idea to ‘borrow ‘ a tree from nature.