Sunday, September 14, 2014

On The Way Home

 We finally pulled ourselves away from Chagrin Falls and headed home.  We try to avoid major roads and opt for the 'scenic route'.  We spied this place as we were tooling down a windy road.

 Bingo!

 Some of those big pumpkins are now happily gracing my front porch. Some people adopt shelter pets, I adopt shelter pumpkins. Besides pumpkins, we found lots of fresh vegetables that had just been picked from the farm.

 On our way out, we passed this farmer making a cornstalk delivery.

 Though we were no longer in Chagrin Falls, the houses continued to be wonderful.

 I think maintenance can be catchy.

 When everyone else is taking care of their property, it motivates you to maintain yours as well.

 I really like how most homes sit back from the road and have wonderful front lawns.

 I know I would be tempted to plant all of that land.

 Look at this terrific church we passed.

 Another house with huge windows and the consummate white picket fence.



 We saw a sign for fresh eggs and stopped here.  The owner took me into the barn and went from chicken to chicken, moving each one to get to the eggs.  They were still warm when we got back in the car.

 We came across another pumpkin farm.

 Heaven.  And,  did I mention that the temperature was barely 60 degrees. Perfect Fall weather.

 Pumpkin adoption occurred again.  At this point, we were at full pumpkin capacity. We could not have squeezed another pumpkin in the car.

 On our return home, I unloaded the stash we had acquired all day. We only managed to buy 8 eggs but they were very tasty for breakfast the next morning.

 The Blog Tech tapped into the concord grapes and this was all that was left on our return.

 My pumpkins spilleth over.

 Halushki is on the menu.

 A few Fall treats that couldn't be passed up.

 And fresh apples.  My house smells of fresh apples.  Sigh!

 Green beans.

 Sweet potatoes.

 And probably the last of the blueberries.

 A small ham from a local smoke shop and some Ohio maple syrup.

And to end a perfect Fall day, I built an outdoor fire.  I am in my element.