I just love this time of year. The leaves are all changing colour, the nights are getting longer and there’s a chill in the air. Autumn means comfy sweaters and keeping warm inside with hot chocolate. It’s such a cosy season and I adore cosy!
The goats on the other hand aren’t the biggest fans of this beautiful season – at the moment they are spending more and more days inside. On the odd sunny day we get, I whisk them out to catch some rays of sunshine before dashing them back inside when the weather turns. Their enclosure can get muddy and it’s no fun for them standing out in that. They do have cover which I sometimes find them in, giving me a look which melts my heart and it’s their way of asking me to take them back to the stable.
The ducks don’t seem to mind Autumn at all. In fact they just love the rainy weather. I often find them in puddles on our drive. Sometimes they go in our pond – it’s more ornamental than designed for 16 ducks and is more a mud bath at times, but they love that.
In other news, we rescued four hens last week. They came from a farm where they had had a good life, but sadly were no longer needed for egg production anymore. I just wish we could have saved a few more. But the four girls will live out their days here – free to roam with the other hens and the ducks. They are settling in well and are laying each day. So I am eating eggs for lunch every day which are so tasty.