It is mid-December and we have only an inch of crusty, patchy snow, at most, but at least we woke up to a gentle fog and pretty hoarfrost this morning, making me feel more in the holiday spirit.
Jitterbug's ears and tail were frosted.
Three of the four guineas that did not go into the coop last night because they were too freaked out by me cleaning it. They slept in the now-bare treetops, and I was happy they all made it safely through the night; I have been hearing the great horned owls a lot lately, and they have been known to take a sleeping guinea!
A few more frosty photos from my morning walk around the farm.
Dogwood showing its frosty teeth.
Solveig, the Prairie Woman, looks more like a Christo sculpture now.
On October 14th, we hosted our last wedding of the year for Dani and Kirk. This is the latest in the fall we have held a wedding at Squash Blossom Farm, but there was still plenty of autumn beauty to enhance this lovely wedding.
It turned ou t too be a rather drizzly day, so the ceremony was moved into the greenhouse. One hundred chairs just fit.
Dani's grandfather officiated.
Reception in the festival tent.
Cutting the cake.
Congratulations, Dani and Kirk! Wishing you a lifetime of happiness together!
Thanks to Photographer, Tad Denson, for permission to share these wonderful photographs.
In September 2008, we dived into our dream of creating a small, sustainable farm. Neither of us has previous farming experience, but we have enthusiasm and many ideas for this little 10-acre farmstead.