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.
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,