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Tuesday, October 4

October ushers in the harvest...




October has come to the country and I am filled with autumn busyness! Ahhh, the days are finally cooler.  The passing summer has been extremely hot & humid in our part of the Midwest, and I admit, I'm not sorry to see it pass.  

Chores that were hard to accomplish in the muggy days of summer seem easier to tackle now. I'm washing quilts, sweeping porches, and shaking rugs.  On the to-do list is making grape jam, salsa, and pasta sauce, along with harvesting sweet potatoes. We'll clean out the chicken coop and compost bin, toss the contents into the garden, and put it to bed until spring.

Farmers' markets are still busy and filled with pumpkins, acorn and butternut squash, okra, cabbage, and gourds. And since Halloween isn't far away, it's time to bring home several plump pumpkins!




October is my favorite month...a time of full moons and richly colored mums, of cider and woodsmoke, glorious trees, and of crisp days and cool nights. I love the brisk weather, and the daytime light feels somehow different...it is clear and bright, signaling an end to summer.
To me, it's a month like no other!


It's said, "life is a series of memories"...with that in mind, let's take the time to recall happy ones shared, and make new ones along the way.









2 comments:

  1. October does offer so much in the way of pleasantness and simple joys of nature!
    That's a fine selection of pumpkins you brought home!

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    1. Thanks, Christine...there's so many different types of pumpkins (Cinderella?!) that it's hard to choose. I even love the ooey, gooeyness of cleaning out pumpkins then roasting the seeds! It all passes too quickly for me.

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