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September’s Song

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Here it is September already! Almost overnight, we are feeling the gentle changes that will carry us into the autumn season. Much cooler evenings, the sun setting earlier and an abundance of pears, grapes and apples from my Mom’s garden.

The chickens are also discovering the joys of this late-summer season — a vast amount of fresh fruit ripe for the picking! These days, if we’re looking for our Rhode Island Reds, we know to head directly to the apple tree and vineyards. They will come out now and again as happy as can be, very full and content.

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Although they are no longer babies, we still refer to our Plymouth Barred Rocks and Buff Orpingtons as “the baby chicks” — they are also free ranging now and, needless to say, loving the sweet fruit life!

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Although we had some initial concerns of how the two groups would adapt to each other, I am delighted to report that they are doing quite well! Other than a couple of minor squabbles, they are getting used to being a family, and it is endearing to watch. It is also quite humorous — the two flocks will often start their day at a safe distance, but gradually begin to intermingle. Looking up to see a Rhode Island Red often startles the Plymouth Barred Rocks, thus they will begin running and weaving through the Rhode Islands as if they were little football players!

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It’s a beautiful season, and all this fresh fruit has me dreaming of apple pie, peach cobblers and pear tarts in addition to cozy sweaters, hot apple cider and walking through softly-falling autumn leaves.

It’s a lovely melody — September’s Song.

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16 Comments

  1. Lovely photos and apt text

    1. Anna

      Thank you so much, Derrick! 🙂 Hope you are doing well!

  2. I’m happy that the two flocks have adjusted to each other. I am easing into fall at last too and looking forward to the foods that come with it. Your photos are very nice!

    1. Anna

      Thank you so much, Julie! 🙂 We’re so happy to see the two flocks getting along also — they still seem curious of each other, but respectful. 😉 Looking forward to the yummy autumn dishes you’ll be sharing!

    1. Anna

      Thank you, dear Freda! 🙂

  3. Hi Anna! Such beautiful photos and the chickens are gorgeous. I miss the Fall. We just don’t have it in Malta – I loved it when I lived in MI. Enjoy it for the both of us! 🙂

    1. Anna

      Hello, dear Roberta! Thank you so very much! I will be sure to post more autumn photos for you! I wish we could get together for some autumn goodies! 😉

  4. What beautiful photos and sentiments. Love this!

    1. Anna

      Thank you so very much, Christina!

  5. Hi Anna, your chickens are gorgeous. It must be such a delight to see them each day 🙂 You are easing into fall and we are easing into Spring. Enjoy it my friend 🙂 My, this year has flown ! Have a lovely weekend. x

    1. Anna

      Thank you so much, dear Lynne! 🙂 Yes, the year certainly has flown by! I hope you and your family have a lovely spring! Have a wonderful week!

  6. Very beautiful post Anna 🙂

    1. Anna

      Thank you, Irene! 🙂

  7. I love September’s song too 🙂 And your chickens and baby chicks 😉 are too cute!

    1. Anna

      Thanks, Sadie! 😀

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