October has come and gone and November is more than half done. Yet, I would count myself remiss if I didn't post some fall happenings before Thanksgiving arrives and with it the change of seasons and Christmas holiday. After the local radio station starts playing Christmas music Autumn quickly becomes a thing of the past and all we love about it fades into the background until next October.
You can tell the season by the coffee we are brewing up. Autumn is all about Pumpkin Spice Lattes and Caramel Macchiato.
After months of waiting Samuel was delighted to harvest his Moon and Stars Watermelon.
And speaking of chickens... the boys continue to work on their chicken coop and tractor shed. They have worked so hard all summer and fall. Allen is there with them but he is more directing so the boys can add to the skills they've been building all these years. It is his hope that (should we ever get settled with a contractor) they will be able to do a lot of work on the house during the renovation and addition project.
In this project they have learned framing, installed windows, done roofing, siding and mixed and poured concrete. Now it is a race against the weather before snow sets in and puts the project on hold until next spring.
And speaking of weather, we have had a year of crazy weather and this fall has been no exception. Last Tuesday it was nearly 80 degrees. We had a picnic for lunch. Two days later we saw a day of freezing rain and snow flurries that never got above freezing. With the leaves off the trees and the wood stove going full tilt and we are looking forward to some snow. Although, I hear it is predicted to be in the 70s on Monday.
What about you? Are you missing summer, enjoying Autumn or looking forward to winter arriving soon?