Sunday, September 25, 2016

Autumn is Here

Autumn finally arrived yesterday....it was a long time coming.   I got my JOL chiminea out and lit a fire in it.
 This thing really burns.

 It was glorious.

I was able to open all of my windows and doors.                                                                                                                             
This is a new type of pumpkin I found yesterday.
I got some green ones too.



I picked up this sign at the Country Living Fair.

Friday, September 23, 2016

A Fair in the Woods

 We went to one of our favorite fairs last weekend.  Wow...this week shot by fast.  I'm just getting around to posting this now.

 You can pick your table top.



 The bride got to feed an alpaca.  I always think you can tell what kind of parent someone will be by how they take care of their animals and this bride and groom love animals!

The alpaca asks for more food.
 The Blog Tech gives him some.

 The alpacas were sad to see the bride and groom leave.

 The tents are tucked under the tall pines.

Antiques and crafts.
 I bought fresh eggs from these chickens

 Antique tools from sale.

 A smattering of Halloween.

You can take a ride out into the corn fields.  We are off early tomorrow for another festival so I will post pics when I return.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Apple Mabon Cake

It's that time of year again.  Time to make mabon cakes.     I always say this is not the most attractive cake but the flavors will blow you away.                                                                                                                
You can find the recipe here:  http://octoberfarm.blogspot.com/2010/09/best-way-to-celebrate-fallmake-mabon.html      Take the time to dice the apple into small cubes.


I made two so I could give one to some friends.




This topping tastes like a rich caramel.
I made one with a parchment liner and one without.  It's better without the parchment.     Make sure to pierce the cake all over with a skewer to allow the caramel to soak in.        



Store these in the fridge but serve the cake at room temp.

Happy Mabon!  I wish someone would tell our weather that it's supposed to be Fall.  Six months of constant temps in the 80's and 90's has made me weary. I need cool weather!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

The Pumpkin Lifter

 On our travels through the country last weekend, we spotted this place.

 Pumpkins are a bit scarce this year because of the drought.  But we found some nice big ones anyway.

 The Blog Tech sure comes in handy sometimes.

 I bought lots of corn and cooked it and froze it for winter.

This guy came to visit us to see what all the fuss was about.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

More Country Living Fair

 This is the end of the fair pics for this year.  I saw a few things I regret not buying so I'm pretty sure we will go back next year.

 Oyster buckets and a chair made from a galvanized tub.

 I think Christer would have spent lots of time in this booth!


 I loved this little church.




This booth sold things made from old barn wood.  I want that table!  It was gorgeous.                                                               
Gourd garlands.
This booth was a bit creepy.  Click to enlarge.
I managed to not buy a broom this year.  I might have enough brooms for the rest of my life.
Check out the face in the mirror.
 As we were leaving, these people were just arriving.