•This is when we begin to think about picking up fall mums at the local nursery, to decorate for fall. That is if we haven't already planned ahead and planted these in the spring...
•We go to the local farmer's market to pick out a pumpkin or two for making pumpkin pie, bread, and for decorating.
•Making table centerpieces out of gourds, miniature pumpkins, corn husks, acorns, and other gifts from nature.
•Children get all excited about raking leaves, roasting marshmallows, and playing in the piles of leaves.
•This is the perfect time for making homemade hot mulled cider to warm us up...
•And bundling up in our cozy sweaters, corduroy skirts, thick tights and sturdy boots...After we have washed or dry cleaned our stored winter clothing, of course...Sometimes just hanging these on the clothesline for a few hours in the bright fall sunshine, will freshen them up just fine!
There is something about the cool, crisp weather that is so invigorating! With all of this energy we may want to start thinking about Fall Cleaning.
It's not quite cold enough for using the fireplace, but there is definitely a nip in air.
In other areas of the country it is apple picking time...There is nothing more delightful than picking apples, peeling them, slivering up a few to simmer in a cast iron skillet on the stove to add to pancakes or hot biscuits. Just add a few teaspoons sugar, a bit of cinnamon or Apple Pie Spice, cook until desired doneness and spoon onto toast, pancakes, biscuits, bagels, etc.
Old World Apple Pie is one of my favorite fall recipes.
Fall is one of those special times of the year...Let's get out and celebrate it with these charming ideas...Your life will surely be more delightful than ever!