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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

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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.

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I’ve Got Friends with Tractors! September 27, 2009

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What a HOOT we had last night at a dear friend’s annual Pig Roast/Tractor Parade/Hay Ride!  The invitation said to bring a favorite appetizer, dessert, and/or tractor.  So, we arrived in style . . . in our big green tractor!

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You see, our friends collects Farmalls, which for anyone who knows tractors are RED, so we figured we needed a little GREEN in the picture.

Our son, Jonathan, brought the old antique Ford, which brought a lot of attention.

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Nathaniel arrived in his mile-high pick-up, which he had just “lifted” . . .

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. . . after he washed it, that is . . .

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Our nephew, Stephen, arrived in our new/used Ford orchard tractor, which has a compact shape and size, for going in between trees in the orchard.

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Our friend, Bill, has quite a collection of the “red” ones . . .

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. . .probably about 20 in all. 

My favorite is this two-seater model . . .

 

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People who don’t usually get to drive tractors took them for a spin around the pond, with embankments on each side, which could be a little scary, especially with drinks in hand.  But the worse that happened was . . .

  • one tractor ran out of gas, deep in the dark, while pulling a hayride full of people and then had to call for assistance
  • another caught fire because there was a bird’s nest in the engine (luckily Jonathan was on this one, so he knew what to do!)

There was a huge spread of food, lots of good cheer and comraderie, and a magnificent bonfire to warm up around.

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As I was driving one of Farmalls,  following a parade of red tractors around the winding path by the pond out back of our friend’s garden center, one song kept playing over in my mind:  Rodney Atkin’s hit, “Friends with Tractors.”  Take a listen:

 http://www.rhapsody.com/rodney-atkins/its-america

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Friends with tractors are such great friends to have!!!

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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.