October through December, 2010

Our neighbor to the east started boarding horses. Pumpkin has resigned herself to the fact that these animals refuse to be herded.

In contrast to last year, the weather was quite mild well into October. By October 19, there had been so much rain that mowed areas sprouted green and there were no forest fires to speak of. During fine weather we painted the tops of fence posts flourescent orange to warn away hunters. This task requires over 2½ miles of cross-country walking. It could be more but we don't bother with about 1 mile of fence that is unlikely to be approached by hunters.