I did snap a few pictures of the garden.
The salvia is very happy, as is the one remaining bee balm.
Many things would look better had they not been deer nipped. But since fall is just a few blinks away and I'll be cutting a fair amount of things down anyway, I am not getting too upset over a little late season browsing.
What was upsetting this week was the attack on one of our goats by the neighbors dogs Saturday late afternoon. We had the discussion with them the last time when they ran those poor goats around their enclosure to exhaustion. This time Ben was caught between barn and horse paddock. I don't know why he didn't run, maybe he is just use to our dogs not being terribly threatening. Anyway, one had his neck, the other the flank area. Gene (who was working on the front porch), and I from the house came running at the start. The dogs let go, the owners where hitting the driveway head. Gene flew down there in pursuit of the dogs and had a word with them. I've NEVER heard Gene so mad. I think everyone within five miles of us heard Gene blow a gasket. Anyway, I let Ben calm down, went and cleaned the wounds I could find, called the vet and called it a day. Yesterday in prep for the vet visit, I leashed Ben and looked him over again. The neck really isn't an issue, scraps and surface stuff, but there it was, a deep puncture to the soft underbelly. The vet confirmed it had penetrated the stomach wall and his temp was over 103. So, I'm told goats do well walling these types of injuries up, a shot of banamine and a 7 day course of penicillin injections hopefully will put things to right. If not the decision will be obvious. As to the dogs. Well, it really isn't their fault. The fault lies with the stupid owners, who BTW are paying all vet bills.
Parting shot: My Robin, what big teeth you have!