One thing about having a farm, you notice the world outside the house a lot more. Nature is not just something to be observed from a car or a window, or to be merely checked on at the computer. You go outside and live in it! One thing that is interesting this year is that autumn is late.
Last week we saw this big garter snake. This snake was several feet long (almost a meter). Although I don't 'love' snakes, I don't mind them and can appreciate their beauty. They are useful to have around. They eat bugs, earthworms and frogs.
We must have a pair as we have lots and lots of little snakes around. Did you know that garter snakes give birth to live young? They are not poisonous. But whenever you handle a reptile, you should make sure to wash your hands well afterwards.
We have a lawn machine! We will now be able to cut our own grass. Paul found it on Craigslist. A commercial mower that was only used residentially. It has a 61" (155 cm) deck so hopefully it won't take too long to cut our very big yard! Saturday we are going to cut our own grass for the first time.