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Sunday Stroll September 27: Fall Has Arrived! September 28, 2009

Fall has arrived in all its glory on our farm.  We’ve officially made the transition to this wonderful harvest season and a recent stroll around the farm vividly displays all the colors of fall . . .

Giant field pumpkins for jack-o-lanterns

Giant field pumpkins for jack-o-lanterns

Sugar pumpkins for pies

Sugar pumpkins for pies

The opening of the corn maze . . .

The opening of the corn maze . . .

. . . a place for family fun.

. . . a place for family fun.

More pumpkins and the hay maze

More pumpkins and the hay maze

More pumpkins . . .

More pumpkins . . .

Gourds galore

Gourds galore

Indian Corn

Indian Corn


Fall has arrived on the farm in all its glory.  What do the colors of fall look like in your neck of the woods?

To continue strolling, click on over to the Quiet Country House  for more Sunday Strolls.


Launching a New Blog! March 23, 2009

Abbie over at Farmer’s Daughter (and my daughter in real life, as many of you know) and I are so excited to be collaborating on a new blog for our family’s 12th generation family farm, Rose Orchards.  To view it, please click here or cruise on over to:


Tractor-drawn hayrides around the farm are a favorite fall activity!


Frozen custard lovers line up at the ice cream window, next to the bags of freshly-picked Macoun apples.


The water wheel barn, complete with fish pond, is another favorite place to visit, also home to our newest member of the family, Annabelle!


Do stop by our new Rose Orchards blog and let us know what you think!

We hope you enjoy reading about our latest “green”  experiments with straw hay bale gardening for fruits and vegetables!



Sunday Stroll–Colors of Fall September 28, 2008

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On this soggy, Sunday morning, the scarlets and siennas of the Sugar Maples are the first to shine through the fog.

To me, Goose Squash, mums, and pumpkins are always sure signs of Fall, even when the weather doesn’t feel like it!  (Still too sticky and humid here today to wear long jeans and sweatshirts!)

Is Fall finding its way into your neck of the woods?

To see who else is strolling this Sunday, click on: the Quiet Country House.


Sunday Stroll–Autumn Arrives! September 21, 2008

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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.