I have not spared
Life here on the prairie has been pretty calm. We have had lots of cool weather with more wind that we need thrown in. We even had a slight frost a couple weeks back. I told mom recently that we went from spring to fall with a few summer days thrown in for good measure. We really did not have a warm summer. We have had lots of cool days and the leaves are all ready falling. They aren't turning colors, just falling. It may be the wind which has been pretty fierce lately. The garden is almost finished producing and I feel like it barely started. I have to work on getting it in quicker next year. I just hope we have an earlier spring. This year we had frost around Memorial Day. Maybe I will be industrious and start things inside next year. Probably not.
Miss Smokie is starting to molt, but it's not really coming off like in previous years. I don't think she really got warm enough this summer for her undercoat to loosen up good. Here is a picture of her last year in October when she was nearly done