A beautiful evening, a bonfire and deer on the hill.
We had a beautiful Thanksgiving weekend. The weather was perfect, except for today, with sunny skies and warm temperatures.
Today turned out cloudy most of the day but we got a lot done outdoors.
Friday, Murray took the day off and we got some things done around the property. We ended the evening with a bonfire in our new fire pit which was made by yours truly. It's pretty rough but serves the purpose. I collected lots of rocks of all sizes around the property. We 'grow' rocks up here! Honestly. You dig a small hole in the ground and there is a rock or 10. :) So I laid smaller flat rocks all in the centre and then stacked rocks around the outside. Then I got some old wood we had saved and Murray started the fire. It was a perfect end to a busy day.
Saturday was our Thanksgiving dinner. Our son and his fiance came and we had turkey and all the fixings. Jenn brought a delicious squash soup. It was so good! The vegetables and squash for the soup we had were from the garden, the pickles were homemade, and I made apple pie with Cortland apples I picked that day at the orchard. Only the turkey was bought.
I was on my feet all day preparing the meal which we consumed in 30 minutes. Why is that??? I was exhausted.
On Sunday we went to church, came home for a quick turkey sandwich then went for a lovely drive in the country on back roads.
You can see that there wasn't much colour in this area at all. It was mostly yellows or the leaves were gone.
I'll share more photos of our drive another day.
Remember a while ago I asked what kind of fence I should put in the front corner of the yard? Well I went with the cedar rails. We finally got this done this afternoon. We had 4 large pine trees cut down here this summer so you can see the stump of one of them. I planted a burning bush this spring but it was all alone in this corner. My neighbour kindly divided her late blooming hosta and gave me 2 clumps so I planted them here for now. I know these will all grow huge one day and I'll have to move them but I wanted to get this garden started. There's a lot more to do next summer.
The sweet peas are still blooming like crazy. Last week it was just the burgundy ones and this week they all started again.
I planted some tulip bulbs and allium as well. I also cleaned out some of the flowers that were spent both annuals and perennials.
Spiderwort is still blooming. I love these colours, don't you?
Beautiful blooms on the front deck.
We've had some frosty mornings this weekend so I cover the plants with old towels. So far so good.
We had another fire tonight but the coyotes were howling up the hill so I was a little uneasy. Creeeeepy!!! Then it started to rain so we came inside. Phew!
I hope you all had a great weekend. I'll be back soon with more photos of our Sunday drive.
Thanks for visiting and I hope you have a wonderful week.