Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Apple time

It's that time of year again. I know I told you before that October is crazy busy but I really love this time of year! I got a ton of errands done today and now the house is filled with the smell of cooking apples. I have apple butter cooking down as I type. This is my first attempt so I'm anxious to see how it comes out.

I still have apples left so I'm thinking about trying to make and freeze a couple pies so they are ready for the holidays.

After the apples are all taken care of I think I'm going to try making grape juice. Sounds like fun to me!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Our visitor

As I walked into the kitchen this morning to start a pot of coffee something out the window caught my eye. It was this guy. Sorry the picture isn't great I took it through the kitchen window. I tried to sneak onto the porch to get a better one, but he heard and me headed to the woods. I was so hoping he'd hang out and let me get a couple more good pictures. I'm not too worried though, he'll be back soon.
As you can tell in the pictures fall is definitely here. All of a sudden we have leaves all over the yard and the trees are starting to look bare. Our summer's been so dry that the "experts" say that the leaves probably won't change color, they'll just fall off.....I'm VERY glad to see they were wrong. Our colors aren't as dramatic as they usually are, but they are still beautiful.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Busy days ahead

It looks like this fall is going to a busy one. I was just looking at my calendar for October and I have nearly every day off planned out already. Here's the rundown:

Deer season starts (bigger deal for Brad than for me)
Clip for the Cure, Breast Cancer Research fundraising day at work
Covered Bridge Festival (probably 2 days)
Lunch with Indy area HP gals
Doctor's Appointment (or 2 or 3, hopefully)
Fabric Shopping Field Trip with Ladies' Sewing Circle
Family in from Alaska
Color Cafe hairshow

That covers the highlights but doesn't include all the fall to do list (redo flower beds, clean leaves off the porch, put up gardening stuff, etc) or the normal household chores (laundry, cooking, dishes, etc) or working or hobbies (quilting, knitting, starting Christmas gifts). Yep, it's gonna be a busy one!