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Oct 23, 2016

Pumpkin Patch Time! Winter Preps, Santa's Of The World Score

 

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

Getting colder

Lots of gold

Last November 17th

Winter Preps-
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. 



9 comments:

Mama Pea said...

That picture of River's sweet face! Oh, be still my heart. What a gorgeous baby!

Little Homestead In Boise said...

Yes he is a real sweetie pie! I kiss him a lot :)

Kristina said...

Little Homestead, I still have another 60-some tomato plants to rip out, then the rest of the garden. And that's before we split wood, cover furniture, set up heat lamps etc. I'm so far behind due to the ample tomato season we had.

Grandmas House DIY said...

Thanks for sharing with us at the To Grandma's house we go link party - pinned - hope to see you tomorrow when the next party starts!

Little Homestead In Boise said...

Good for you Kristina, that's monster harvest! Thanks Grandma's House!

Susan said...

I love little River's hat! What a fun thing to do as a family! My garden is kaput (except for the bumper crop of kale that will go on and on...) There is something of a relief when you get to take the winter 'off'.

Little Homestead In Boise said...

Yes and it has here is too, on his hat! And we enjoy having Winters off too..

Leigh said...

The picture of grandbaby is so cute! Makes you want to cover that sweet face with kisses.

Looks like you're having real fall weather. We're still waiting for a first frost, although I have to admit that after our summer, lows in the 50s are very welcom.

Little Homestead In Boise said...

Yes and he has a very mellow personality to match! Fall is here for sure...

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