It feels like Autumn has well and truly arrived. We have had rain, hurray! And plenty of it. Gumboots (Wellies) have been required. Warm jumpers needed.
Tom and I picked a few of the yellow roses that seem to flower all year round. We are starting to see the reds and oranges of Autumn peeking through the trees.
We even lit our first fire for the year. Albeit twice, due to a funny smell. Once we had found the offending item - a plastic pen posted through the fire grates - it was restarted and enjoyed once more.
Walks in the rain were a must for two little boys who needed to burn off some energy. Movies were watched and once the rain had stopped and the sun shone a little, we played outside. The boys ran about madely and played (as always) in the dirt and the strip of soil by the driveway where our grass refuses to grow. We are hoping to remedy that with another layer of grass seed now the rain has arrived.
Bell had her "bestie" over for a sleepover and then went for another sleepover at said "besties" the next day. Such a social butterfly!
While the boys were occupied I did some more tidying and sorting. Cleaning and clearing for the cooler months, does anyone else do this? More books were read. A new reading nook was made.
A Sunday roast...........
More walks in the vineyard. Its quiet again now the grapes have been picked. I noticed wire has been put up around the sweet corn which means the sheep must be coming. They graze in the vineyard over the winter months to keep the grass down. We play and walk in the vineyard alot more over autumn and winter as there is less activity going on, so we are less likely to get run over by quad bikes or tractors!
We have done a full year by the vineyard - seen it in all seasons. It is so interesting to observe all of its happenings from our side of the fence. So much work goes into that delicious bottle of wine you are drinking!
Have you had a good weekend in your part of the world?
Wishing you a wonderful week!