This post has nothing to do with Veteran's Day, but I do want to thank those who have been willing to leave their comforts, their families, their jobs, their lives to do what their country has asked of them....
Our open house came and went with everyone loving the farm, but no one handing us an offer.... sigh. The two huge yellow maples in the front and side yard kindly held on to the last of their leaves until the open house ended. We got rid of the majority of our leaf load last week in preparation for the Sunday showing, but these two maples were still magnificent and fairly glowing in their fall clothes. As if they were holding their breaths for us on Sunday, Monday they relaxed and released all the hangers on.
Today is perhaps the last of the really beautiful fall days, so I headed to the store to buy fixings for a grilled steak dinner while Dave and Lewis worked on those leaves. I should say Dave worked on the leaves.....Lewis jumped into the piles after his ball or his fish and came up decorated with leaves and sticks all over his curly little body. What fun he had!
The cottage build is coming along and if we don't get this farm sold we'll have two houses to look after. Weren't we trying to downsize?