It seems all the animals of the prairie wanted to party last night. Barry and I were out in the wash/pack house - otherwise known as the shed - late last night getting orders ready for today's deliveries. As we were out there we could hear noises and often went to check on them. Which could of course explain why it took until 11 PM to finish orders! The fox, raccoons, hawks, deer, neighborhood cat and more were out and about last night and all very talkative! I don't know if it was the weather or just that fall is in the air but everyone wanted to have one last party is seems.
Then again, maybe they were out complaining because I hung a bunch of CD's and bags from the apple trees trying to keep the animals at bay until after the Produce Party this weekend. The apples are ready, nice and tasty and colored up - and all the critters know it. As we were harvesting I noticed lots of deer tracks leading to the trees and saw several squirrels making trips from home to tree to home. That might be what has them all in a ruckus. So, IF I can keep the animals out of the trees - come and get some yummy apples with caramel dip this Saturday at the Produce Party - only $2.50! We'll let the critters have the leftovers!