For a few days last week, the changing trees made us feel like we were living in a lemon.

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Most of the maples on our property don’t go crimson.  Instead they yellow and then rust.

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It makes the lighting at dawn and sunset pretty epic.

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This week the yellow has deepened to orange.  More and more leaves give up the transformation and fall to the ground.

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Each day we are one day closer to having a forest full of nude trees.  The shady parts of the property get the first sun they have felt in months and the sheep have a buffet of fallen leaves for breakfast.

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Lulu is always blatting with her mouth full, which makes it hard to take her request for “MOOORRRE  FOOOOOOD” seriously.

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I love to sit with the sheep, each of us enjoying the company of the other.  There is time to bask  in the warm autumn sun, under Fredrik’s ever watchful eye.

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There is time to nuzzle.

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Pet and love each other.

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It is a wonderful way to start the day, until I try to go back inside.

You know that nursery rhyme about where “the lamb was sure to go?”  It sound like a cute concept until the lamb is 60 lb, stubborn and knows how to look through windows.  Then there is nowhere you CAN go and not be under ovine surveillance.  When I do manage to get away (usually by running around the house to the front door and slamming it quickly) it only takes a few minutes before this happens out the side doors.

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Not that I wouldn’t trade it for anything.  Now if you will excuse me I have to try and sneak out the front.   Wish me luck.

Be well!

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