It’s Just A Season:Fall (Part 3)

In my first two posts about the seasons on our ranch I spoke about how busy both spring and summer can be.  When fall arrives, however, things begin to slow down a bit.  It’s a time to take a breath and rest a little.  There are still plenty of things that need to be done, but not at quite the pace of the previous seasons.

Once the hay is done the equipment is cleaned up, repaired if needed, and then stored.


Building and repairing fences is pretty much ongoing. 184185 In the fall at least we can incorporate a leisurely horseback ride while checking fences.

Jonesy on Jack

Jonesy on Jack

Cutting and gathering firewood begins about now too.  Not only do we burn wood during the winter, but this is the time of year that folks will begin to contact us about delivering wood to them along with their winter supply of hay. Our fall herd will begin having their babies, and once all the calves are on the ground both momma’s and babies will be vaccinated.  The calves from the spring herd will need to be weaned (separating them from the cows and getting them started eating grain.)The garden begins to slow down.  Once it is no longer producing, it will be prepared for the next year. (More on that later).

Fall is my  favorite time of the year.  The pace is a little slower, the colors and smells of the season are comforting to me.  Knowing that fall is just around the corner gets me through the hot busy summer.  It’s just a season…

Thanks for reading,


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2 thoughts on “It’s Just A Season:Fall (Part 3)


    Autumn is our favourite season too. Once all the hay is in (and the farmer makes hay for various folk who have only one field and who live locally) then we can relax and begin to stockpile wood for our winter wood burner. As you say the smells of Autumn are wonderful and once the trees start to change their colour the world becomes such a beautiful place. I agree about repairing and cleaning machinery before it is put away – I don’t think all farmers do that – and if they don’t then when they need it again it can be frustrating.



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