It's long past the time I should have updated you on our garden. It has remained remarkably colourful right into the third week of October, thanks in part to the fact that we STILL haven't had any frost! Don't remember it ever being so late, and there's no sign of frost yet. The Zinnias are the best, bright red and orange, and straight outside the window I sit at.
Friday, October 22, 2021
Thursday, October 21, 2021
As we drove around looking for Sandhill Cranes we saw a great many cattle out in the pastures. Here in Grey-Bruce, this is the time of year when farmers have sold on the calves they raised this summer and purchased young cattle to graze over the fall and feed over the winter to bring them up to a market weight of about 1500 lb. Right now they're making use of any available pastures, the most readily available way to feed the young cattle.
Tuesday, October 19, 2021
We headed out for a drive yesterday to see if we could find some Sandhill Cranes. Until a decade ago they were rarely seen here, but now they seem almost common; you may remember we have seen 1000 or more in a huge migratory flock, feeding on corn left behind after harvest. That happened in early November two years ago. This time Mrs. F.G. had seen a Facebook post showing Sandhill Cranes 'near Elsinore'. So off we went.
Monday, October 18, 2021
Mrs. F.G. was still busy checking for seeds, so I got time for a quick run down the Freedom Trail to the Black History Cairn. I've shared this before but I enjoy seeing it at least once a year.
It's another paved trail with some 'forest' at one end, but in the developed part of the park it's quite open.
Friday, October 15, 2021
While we were in Harrison Park last week I got another chance to ride the One-Mile Trail. Now paved, it's a wonderful meditative trail for me, through a forest with a number of really big old trees.