My Week!

It has been a very busy and eventful week! Tuesday and Thursday were the most eventful. On Tuesday we went to Hartwick Pines and on Thursday we had a hawk attack and mommy had an EHT party! Here is the week in pictures:

Hartwick Pines
Hartwick Pines
The Aspen Trail
The Aspen Trail

We were hiking on the Aspen Trail at Hartwick Pines and then somehow we took a wrong turn and ended up back at the Old Growth Forest Trail.

Fall Colors
Fall Colors
My Favorite Leaf
My Favorite Leaf

This leaf is on my favorite tree in the front yard. It is red and green on a mostly yellow tree!

The Old Pine
The Old Pine

This old white pine is another one of my favorite trees. It is on our neighbors property.

Mushroom
Mushroom

There is a bunch of these cool mushrooms growing in out front yard!  I think that it is a Shaggy Mane mushroom.

Dinky
Dinky

The hawk attack happened yesterday while I was busy helping prepare food for the party. All the chickens were out and all of a sudden I here an alarm squawk and a lot of screeching. I hurried out the sliding glass windows and see a hawk near the corner of the house diving down for a Silver Leghorn. It flew away when it saw me. I then went hunting for all the chickens to put them in. Most of the older hens were in a patch of woods near the front yard. My sister got a container of sunflower seeds to get them to the coop, because, I tell you, it’s hard to herd a bunch of frozen chickens! Next I found a couple of partridge rocks and Dinky on the other side of the house and another partridge rock was under a wheelbarrow and yet another was on the front porch! All the silver leghorns were near the corner of the house that the hawk attacked at. Once we got them in I counted, we were missing two birds, Billie and a partridge rock. We looked every were for them and could not find them. Even the neighbor helped! We finally gave up and went inside. After about an hour the partridge rock came out from the woods and after about 2 hours Billie finally appeared out of a patch of woods we had looked through 3 times! Finally they were all safe!

Deviled Pumpkins
Deviled Pumpkins

This was the party food that I was preparing before the hawk attacked.

Deviled owls
Deviled owls
Theo chocolate
Theo chocolate

Every good party needs chocolate!

Homemade humus
Homemade humus
Wine?
Wine?

Practicing photography tricks this week! That is not wine, that is elderberry kombucha with fake grapes. The meat and cheese is real because that is what we had for a snack.

Also, here are some Schleich pictures from this week.

Schleich horses
Schleich horses
Schleich dalamations
Schleich dalamations

Well, that about sums up this week! It has been fun and exciting! Hope you all had a good week!

Alexa

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