“Listen! The wind is rising, and the air is wild with leaves,
We have had our summer evenings, now for October eves!”
...visit a pumpkin patch and find a perfect, plump pumpkin! No matter how grown up we are, it's still fun to scoop out the seeds (they're yummy roasted) along with the "goo" and enjoy carving a cheery face.
A quick tip...at our house we cut out a circle on the bottom of each pumpkin, instead of around the top,
then sit the pumpkin over a candle. That way, as the pumpkin shrinks, the "lid" doesn't fall down inside.
...fill windowboxes, dry sinks, enamelware pails, and top mantels with goldenrod, mini pumpkins, bittersweet, gourds, Indian corn, and wheat. A terrific autumn welcome in no time at all!
...make a quick & easy hearthstring to hang across your mantel or window. Simply drill holes in tougher decorations such as acorns, chestnuts, buckeyes, and Indian corn. Then slide them on a length of
jute alongside colorful leaves, dried apple and orange slices, cinnamon sticks, and dried whole oranges
...short on time? whip up a quick & easy witch pumpkin! Turn a pumpkin on its side so the stem becomes her nose...add a mop of raffia hair and top with a hat.
...dress up when answering the door for little trick-or-treaters...they'll giggle!
...fill the slow cooker with delicious spiced cider, so good after a brisk afternoon spent raking leaves.
...take a hayride, enjoy a Sunday drive in the country, cozy up next to a crackling fire, invite friends over for a bonfire with roasted hot dogs, gooey s'mores, warm cider, and hot chocolate.
Don't miss it...
Enjoy every minute of October...her crisp mornings, glorious colors, spicy cider, crunchy apples,
colorful chrysanthemums, golden days and cool nights. A time of home, harvest, and hearts filled with joy.