I'm not quite ready for the full reveal, but Dominic, Dan, and the kiddos are currently working on a big project that's been taking up a lot of our time... I'll post on that as soon as it's finished! Dominic is here today and spent a good part of the morning on the big project, as well as mowing lawns, but he took a break from chores to join us on a nature walk. It made it a little special for us having one of the "big kids" along!
|Anna looking out over the gully-wash of one of the creeks nearby. It's looking very Octobery, isn't it?|
|Noting the old cow path here to the right of the permanently-windblown tree. See how deeply they've worn the soil down? Likely cows have been taking this way home for a very long time!|
|Gabe noting that these are not candy corns (Daggonit; it looked for just a minute there....), but, no, they're real corn kernels spilled on the side of the road when the harvesters came through the other day, giving the fields their autumn buzz cut.|
|The children with their nature notebooks -- watching as...|
|... Dominic trespasses into our neighbor's pasture to snitch a hedge apple.|
|And more hedge apples down the road a piece (this time from roadside outside of a cemetery fence), thus "legally obtained" hedge apples...|
...funky little green soccer balls.