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.