There are lots of things about September to write down in the journal...
*The turkey. She is still with us. She once had five other friends, but now she is one. I caught her enjoying the flower garden through the window one early morning. She likes to hang out with the chickens sometimes during the day. I've seen her roosting in the old Cottonwood tree by the pond near our house.
*The grass has turned from green to mostly brown.
*Only Daughter turned 25 this month.
The buck is bringing up the rear.
*We must shake out the clothes after hanging them on the line now that the wasps are out.
*The spiders and crickets are everywhere. My dad told me that when you see lots and lots of crickets on the ground, it's a sign of a cold winter. O dear, there are lots and lots.
*I hear the Great Horned Owls at night. "Hoo - Hoo, Hoo, Hoo, Hoo - Hoot"
Looking way up high.
*The Folks have been here this week. We've had a good time. Dad's been disking up the old hay field, Hubs and Son have been fencing while L. and I have been painting the family room.
*I have more paint for the guest room.
*I'd like to paint the granary before winter comes. The paint is peeling.
*The hay has been hauled in.
*The pullet hens are laying!
*Something got into the coop the other night. One hen is missing and there are white feathers all around the door. Another hen has been grabbed around the neck as her comb is torn and some of her neck feathers are missing.
*Must shut the chickens in way before dark. The critter will be back.
*The sun is shining into the dining room and kitchen windows since the Fall Equinox. I like that.
*The Indian Corn and the dried sunflowers are at the front door. Welcome!
Prairie goes to the mountain,
Mountain goes to the sky.
The sky sweeps across to the distant hills
And here, in the middle,
~Kathryn and Byron Jackson
from Open Range