|Ancient old Mulberry tree, trying to hold onto it's leaves during the high wind|
A few days of blustery whirlwinds stole away most of our leaves, revealing the naked topography that was previously veiled by green. It's sort of like watching time rewind, the plants that are still green in the wood lots are also the same plants that are first up in the spring.
|Wind rows of hay waiting for Dave to fix the baler before it rains again.|
About three weeks ago Tule, our Spanish Ranch Mastiff gifted us with a litter of 8 pups, and two days later Setsuko, our Japanese intern, arrived. The next week, Sophie, (our British intern) joined the fray, creating the best "puppy nanny team" known to LoveTree!!!
|Tule, cleaning up the greedy little pups.|
|A pan of pups?|
It doesnt matter to the pups whether the food bowl is empty or not, they will make good use out if it.
Just like Autumn, Setsuko left before we got used to her being here! With her command of the English language (which sometimes bordered on a "Charro" impersonation), coupled with her great sense of humor and compassion for the animals, she deftly knitted herself into the fabric of this farm's history. Setsuko only had a little over two weeks to spend here before she moved on to Canada, but her whirlwind visit left us scheming for ways to keep her here, what a spitfire! We miss you Setsuko!