Pumpkin Patch Time!
We had a blast yesterday going as a group to a local pumpkin patch, with hayrides and tons of other things to do! My daughter, son in law, hubby, grand baby and in-laws all went. We all took a hayride, picked out pumpkins and took lots of fun pictures. It was cold but clear, so we all bundled up-
Hay ride time with hubby, Tami, Matt, and River in a snuggli carrier
Grand baby River's first Autumn!
Pumpkin all ready
Lots of gold
Last November 17th
It will be moving into winter soon, so time to do some prep things. We've already closed our foundation vents, winterized the coop, added our storm door, bought new wiper blades for the cars, tires rotated, swapped out some clothes/shoes (bye bye sandals) and lots of other little things. We'll rip out the tomatoes/cukes today and the chickens will love more room to roam. I'll make pesto out of the remaining basil, and get the comforter out. I have put out our winter pillows and fuzzy blankets on the couch. While I miss summer harvest, I don't miss the heat! I LOVE this time of year. What are you doing to prep for winter?
Santa's Of The World Score-
One of my all time favorite blogs is The Cottage of Vinnord, a gorgeous inspiring DIY Norwegian blog. I stumbled on it a few years a go and it has given lots of great ideas. The author has done an incredible job on a small, run-down Norwegian country cottage and really transformed it on a tight budget! Check out her Before-Afters photos. WOW. While she hasn't posted for a while (for reasons stated in the blog), there's so much cool stuff there! I saw her photo of three of the Hallmark Santa's of the World and I loved them!!! I started looking for some inexpensive ones and eBay to the rescue! Each Santa is from a different country, with something reminiscent of each country. Ireland has a shamrock, etc. They are heavy resin with wonderful detail and very folk art-ish. I found a $5.00 USA Santa first-
Next I really scored with a set of six miniatures ornaments for $10.00, what a deal! I will have one duplicate but it will be gifted to River, shh, don't tell.