It's here; the first day of Autumn!
It was downright chilly as well this morning (upper 40's I think!) which added to our excitement.
I'm sure we'll probably have many warm days here still, but... after a long, hot, dry, summer... -- we welcome a new season!
When we awoke today, not only was it downright nippy but the thickest fog just hung like a blanket in thee air. "Ya know it's foggy... when ya can't see your duck outside!!!!" Hope he's still on the pond because I fear two of my banties got ate this week. When they all perched back in their coop last night and I closed the door behind them, I thought I was just missing one little Belgian hen. But this morning upon closer head count I realized we're missing a little rooster too. I've been turning them out during the day so they could eat grasshoppers. Now I'm wondering about all the hawk cries I've been hearing? With just one hen missing I wondered if it could be possible she had started laying somewhere and decided to set. Sometimes they'll surprise you and walk up 21 days later with a brood. But when I discovered a rooster is gone too; .....it's not a good sign. Unless they ran off to get hitched or somethin? :P Sorry hawks for pointing finger at you but.... you're suspects!
So what's on all your agendas today!
I've been waiting for the fog to burn off so I can jump in the olde Chevy and head to town.
My grocery list is still brewing in my head.
I want to make Myguy something really special for supper tonight to celebrate a new season!
Something...we haven't had in a long time. I think he'd be a happy man to have a hearty bowl of stew set before him after a hard day's work. Stew with lots of tender meat... -And homemade hot rolls... with --real butter.
Yesterday I made two loaves of pumpkin bread. -It's probably Myguy's favorite dessert, other than pie. To make it new tonight, .... I think I'll tear some apart and layer it in a dessert dish with whip cream and sprinkled cinnamon sugar ontop. Is anyone getting hungry? All this food talk is already making my jeans fit tighter. ;D
Pots of purple, yellow and bronze mums, and 2 pumpkins are also on my grocery list today. A big fat, traditional orange one, and then one little white one! I always buy one white punkin ever year and name it "Rudloff" after a friend who lives in California. She loves white pumpkins so it's become tradition for me to find a really cute one to bring home in her honor. I sometimes talk to it too when I bake, like she's sitting on the counter with me. (grin)
Guess what? The fog has lifted!
Have a great day!
Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:3