Fall is by far our favorite time of the year – especially when it comes to the farm. The air is crisp and clean – and the sky turns to a brilliant blue.

There are some who say that fall only makes them nervous of the winter that is yet to come.  For us, however, it’s a time to relax and enjoy the beautiful weather and scenery that fall brings to us each year at the farm.  Other than a few rows of late producing pepper plants – most of our raised row beds have been harvested and planted with a cover crop of annual rye.  The grass has begun to slow it’s growth as well – and it seems that we can finally take a few days off to simply enjoy the beauty that fall brings.

What better way to capture it with a nice walk around the farm on a beautiful Saturday afternoon to take a few photos.

Happy Gardening!   – Jim and Mary

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The view of the farm from the top of the hill...and where someday our house will sit!
The view of the farm from the top of the hill…and where someday our house will sit!
An up close of the golden mums planted near the flag pole.
An up close of the golden mums planted near the flag pole.
The old ford tractor rests up by the barn pergola  after a long day of mowing
The old ford tractor rests up by the barn pergola after a long day of mowing
The chicks enjoying the beautiful fall weather hanging around outside of their coop
The chicks enjoying the beautiful fall weather hanging around outside of their coop
The upper pergola with the ornamental grasses and peppers in full fall bloom
The upper pergola with the ornamental grasses and peppers in full fall bloom
The barn and coop.
The barn and coop.
The peas and onions and potato rows already have their winter blanket of rye on as a cover crop
The peas and onions and potato rows already have their winter blanket of rye on as a cover crop
The new chicken coop we built this spring has protected our little flock of hens well so far!
The new chicken coop we built this spring has protected our little flock of hens well so far!
The purple mums planted in the landscape on the back hillside.
The purple mums planted in the landscape on the back hillside.
The front entrance address sign - made from an old barn window
The front entrance address sign – made from an old barn window
The view from the pergola in the vineyard
The view from the pergola in the vineyard
The plumes from the ornamental grasses reach up in the air to frame the flag that flies at the farm.
The plumes from the ornamental grasses reach up in the air to frame the flag that flies at the farm.
The back corner of the farm that we cleared off this summer - and where a small cabin will hopefully bebuilt over the winter.
The back corner of the farm that we cleared off this summer – and where a small cabin will hopefully be built over the winter.
The Chinese Peppers are still going strong in the garden
The Chinese Peppers are still going strong in the garden
The view from the garden looking over to the coop
The view from the garden looking over to the coop
The bees are still hard at work bringing back the blooming golden rod found in the nearby fields
The bees are still hard at work bringing back the blooming golden rod found in the nearby fields
Just husked strawberry popcorn sits on the table outside of the barn
Just husked strawberry popcorn sits on the table outside of the barn

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