We are just starting to see a hint of color in the mountain forest behind the house. The young trees are turning along with our fire bush. You can see our raised cool weather vegetable beds made of blocks in the corner of this photo. The higher elevations got snow the other day -- it was coming down something fierce!
Our neighbor's dairy goat herd in the pasture across the street has dwindled in numbers, from over two dozen to just four. We were a bit concerned that they may be having trouble in this economy but then noticed he had replace the goats with ponies and donkeys! Perhaps he is leasing out the pasture to someone.
The ponies were a bit nervous and kept running away from me but finally let me shoot them if I stood quietly. The goats have long since gotten used to their crazy neighbor with the camera in hand. This will be fun getting to know these little guys!