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Sunday Stroll–Autumn Arrives! September 21, 2008

Filed under: Fall on the Farm,Sunday Stroll — everydaywomanusa @ 9:48 am
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Even though Autumn doesn’t officially arrive until tomorrow, there is a lot of evidence of this wonderful fall season all around us, especially on the farm.  Deliciously cool nights. . . waking up to crispy, invigorating mornings that warm with the midday sun are welcome signs of the season ahead.

A nearly full moon that entranced me recently on a very early morning made me think of a harvest moon . . .

 

On the farm, corn stalks that earlier bore the sweetest of corn . . . 

. . . are now being harvested for dried cornstalks for autumn displays . . . true recycling!

Scarecrows still stand guard over the cornfields . . .

It’s prime season for apples. . .

We’ve even entered some prize specimens in our local agricultural fair . . .

. . . with very positive results–BEST IN SHOW for our fruit display!

Our daughter, Abbie, known in the blogging world as the Farmer’s Daughter, captured the highly-desired and most-prized blue ribbon rosette for BEST IN SHOW for pies for her Butternut Squash Pie, which is an heirloom recipe of her great-grandmother and a family favorite!

Our son, Jonathan, drove our 1955 antique Ford 960 tractor in the fair parade.  It’s a real work of art that he, his brother, Nathaniel, and their Dad, totally restored (more on that in a future post!)

Nathaniel also entered this “sweet” 53-year-old tractor in the Antique Tractor Show.  We’ll see how that does later today!

All in all, an incredible interlude into autumn . . . with lots more fall fun to come on the farm!

To see who else is strolling on this almost-fall day, visit the Quiet Country House.

 

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3 Responses to “Sunday Stroll–Autumn Arrives!”

  1. farmersdaughterct Says:

    Nice stroll!

  2. Jessica Says:

    Great pictures! I especially like the photo of Jonathan on the tractor.

  3. It was quite a fun weekend at the fair! Jessica–thanks so much; that’s Jonathan’s and Nathaniel’s pride and joy! They’re already talking about restoring another old tractor–recycling at its best!


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