As I got closer, I could see it was quite definitely broken, and that it was a reasonably large branch in terms of the diameter. I figured the goats had been up to mischief as usual.
In the meantime, signs of fall are beginning to show. I love the colour of the Virginia Creeper vine, even if it is a nuisance plant! There is still plenty of lovely green grazing for the goats and sheep though. I hope the hard frosts are still a long way off!
On our afternoon walk, Jet and I went across to the open pasture over the road. We found definite evidence of bear! This, my dear readers, is bear poop! I put a small apple on it for scale. You can see all the berry seeds in it. That's no small animal leaving evidence, that's a full "power dump" from a big ol' bear!
There are also a few last apples hanging on. I think the bear will be feasting around here for a while!