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Autumn, then winter

Mushroom among autumn leavesWe got back home Thursday after dark, so I was shocked the next morning when I stumbled out of bed, looked out the window, and saw huge blobs of color on the hillside.  Autumn leaves!

Sunday, the cloudy weather broke for a few hours, and I took Lucy and the camera out in the woods to explore.  Mushrooms had popped up all over and freshly fallen leaves were strewn around them.  Closer to home, our shiitake logs were all coated in mushrooms, despite not being soaked in weeks.  I guess this is perfect mushroom weather --- cool and wet.

And now, Monday morning, the ground is thick with our first frost and temperatures are in the mid 20s.  Surely we haven't skipped straight to winter?

Check our our homemade chicken waterer.

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