From Ovenland to Paradise

October finally brings cooler weather to Phoenix, well… at least at night. This morning it was 70 degrees in my barn at 6AM. Behind the mountains the sun was still the mere hint of dawn. A month ago it was a race to finish barn chores by 5:45 or suffer beneath the unbearable effects of the sun by 6AM.

The horses are hairin’ up, the hens are molting, and the brooder is set up and ready to welcome new baby chicks. The pine trees have shed their needles and are once again a brilliant green. Their pine cones gathered and placed in a basket waiting to become our Thanksgiving table centerpiece. Flowers will bloom and cacti come alive with colorful blossoms. As the summer grass begins it’s dormancy, the winter seedlings begin to sprout.

The winter visitors are arriving, filling our stores and resorts, and we all welcome the many fall festivities planned in their honor. With the holidays just around the corner, blue skies and perfect weather, it’s paradise in Phoenix – for the next five months.

amy elizabeth, TBN Ranch

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About tbnranch

amy elizabeth, writer, author. Lives in the northeastern reaches of the Sonoran Desert on a small hobby farm. Raises laying hens.
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10 Responses to From Ovenland to Paradise

  1. Just finished a spin through Arizona and New Mexico last week, it was beautiful! Definitely beat the 115 temps when I was there a month ago. 🙂

    • tbnranch says:

      Really? Next time let me know! It would be wonderful to have you visit the ranch. We’ve never had a pirate here before!

      • RoughWaterJohn says:

        Would love to see your ranch in person, I’ve really been enjoying your posts. I’ll let you next time I’m going to be in Arizona, probably next month.

  2. Jealous! I am gearing up for -20 celcius weather, blanket shopping for my horse and looking for the warmest long-johns ever manufactured for doing barn chores. Sounds like paradise.

    • tbnranch says:

      I can’t even imagine, I’m embarrassed to say this morning I walked outside to do barn chores and it was 67 – I went back in the house and put on a sweatshirt! ha ha! I’m originally from cold country, so I know just how silly that sounds!

  3. Rita A. says:

    You make it sound like Paradise indeed.

  4. bulldogsturf says:

    Sounds like it turns to paradise,,,, enjoy the next five months…

  5. I’m not going to complain about our heat waves…

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