Tuesday, October 4, 2011

A Fall Day

Greetings and Holykisses,

It's a beeeautiful day!!!
Just got in from checkin on "Marble Mocha Machiato." -- (Marble's a black white-faced cow who looks like she might just calve before too long.) So far; no calf but "Addagirl" and I sure enjoyed a nice stroll through the woods on our way home. Halfway back; I remembered it's bow season. Better dig out an orange vest this afternoon!
Speakin of orange:
Here's our only Pumpkin so far. I haven't been able to find a white Rudloff yet. Maybe next Spring; we should try to grow our own?!! Also pictured: a bundle of cornstalks we grew this year. Yesterday evening I finally got them all tied into bundles. Hearing the rustling of the dried leaves while I sorted and tied was sooooo therapeutic. Emmett Ross, our Shabby Olde Cat; thought it was great fun jumping on the stalks as I tossed em into piles. I think he likes the sound they make too!

Inside our house; Autumn has arrived as well.
The last of the summer clothes got bagged up, and out came the flannels, long johns, cute sweaters, hoodies and boots.

Fall botanicals now overflow from baskets, and as soon as you walk through the screen door, you can smell the fragrance of pumpkin wallflowers and candles. -And I'd almost hate to admit how much pumpkin bread and apple crisp has been pulled from the oven already. Oh well; all that baking gives me excuses to wear the aprons I so love.

With all this food talk, I have a question for yall. In need of some inspiration I'll ask,
" What foods do you look forward to dining on with cooler weather upon us?"
-- The SPECIAL at our house tonight is: Beans n Cornbread. I made a whole crockpot full and this is actually day 2. Mmmm!
Who wants a bowl?

Have a blessed day friends!
Holykisses xoxo


Rebecca said...

Chili (other soups, too) and Apple Dumplings. These are some of our favorites, Lea.

Denise said...

Home made chicken taco soup... I do not eat much of it anymore but my sweet husband chows down!

I have not even decorated for fall yet but maybe I will.... I bought two HUGE grapevine wreaths the other day at a garage sale and they would look oh so pretty on my house.... I need to get out there and decorate them.!!! Fall break is coming and I think me and hubby will finish painting the outside of the house..... we started it just before the HEAT hit and of course the HEAT has just now left the building...... sooooo we need to get out the brushes and get those shutters built and that front door painted! I will take pictures !

Sherry said...

When you say beans and corn bread, what sort of beans are you talking about? Do you serve meat with it? I made chicken and dumplings the other night, taco soup is on next weeks menu and I'm also going to try shepherd's pie for the first time ever. =)

Trace4J said...

Soups, bread and anything apple or pumpkin.
Please pass me a bowl.
This is my very favorite time of the year! Its a applesauce and apple pie kinda day!
Blessings Trace


Sue@CountryPleasures said...

All things pumpkin are baked and enjoyed here! Along with soups, homemade bread and beans galore!! lol Love the aprons!!

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

Fall is not only visual its has sounds too. LOVE the rustling of the leaves and the crunch when walking on them.

I hope you have a sweet baby soon!!

Sunnyside Up said...

Ok...is it alright if I covet those COWGIRL Boots? ohmystars!! You think this Texas girl would own at least 1 pair but I dont! :( ON my wish list!!

For some reason I get in the bakin mood when the weather starts to turn off cool! Nothing like coming home at the end of the day to somethin GOOD SMELLIN simmering in the crockpot! Brown Beans and Cornbread..Beef Stew & White Texas Chili to name a few! We do lots of cobblers & crisps...gingerbread cookies & of course PEcon (pecan) pie! :)mmm mmmm now Im hungry!

Happy FALL Yall!


Paula said...

Aloha Dear Heart!
Beef Stew in the crockpot, with baking powder biscuit's from the oven.
pork shoulder roast in the crockpot, with home made applesauce.
Yum Yum makes me hungry.
Now lets talk about them boots. Turquoise crosses?? Wow fabulous. Can't believe you had those stored away! LOL You gotta show us a picture of those boots on you girlfriend. Just darling