Fall has arrived! Leaves are everywhere, and they’re so beautiful that my oldest has taken to finding the attractive ones and spraying them with a clear acrylic sealant to trap their autumn perfection…
I usually love the gradual change of Fall, from hot summer to winter’s cold, but this year the change seems a little too hurried for my tastes. In our area they’re calling for the first frost tonight, so upon arriving home from our homeschool-co-op classes we heaped two half-bushel baskets with garden produce. Probably a hundred green tomatoes, a countertop full of cucumbers and about 12 bell peppers. Sigh. It’s not like I don’t still have apples and pears staring me down at every trip through my back porch. And I am thankful, really! It’s just a bit overwhelming. I think I’m out of canning jars. Is that possible?
Our chickens are laying about 14 eggs a day now. So far we’re giving some away and using them up here at home with abandon. I can’t describe how amazing it is to retrieve a hot egg, fresh-laid by a hen. Our next project is going to have to be to run electricity to the chicken barn…they’re going to need more light and warmth as winter nears. Wouldn’t I love to have automatic waterers too. These ladies are going to be a lot more work if I have to break ice out of their waterers every day…
NO more winter woes, I promise! ;O)
So what are your favorite things about fall? Here are mine:
Big and little pumpkins. Hot bubble baths. Steaming mugs of tea. Cozy homebound days. Thick sweaters. Slippered feet. Fires in the fireplace. Bonfires. Flannel sheets. Soup. Baking bread. Candles. Thanksgiving. No. more. yardwork. Hallelujah!
Grow the list, my friends…help me muster up some fall spirit! ‘Cause it’s s’posed to reach 36 degrees tonight and I shouldn’t have to be *shivering this post out* from within the folds of my favorite fleece blanket–not on October 15th!
(Indian summer, what happened to you?)