Monday, September 21, 2009

Fall Festival



Decorating!

Well, I don't do a lot...however my serving table has a stuffed turkey I made many years ago, plus a fall candle, and some orange pumpkins on it. Our kitchen table has two fall leaf votive candle holders on it as well as my usual sunflower salt and pepper shakers. I need to go out and put the Halloween costume on my goose in the three-season room, too.



Food!

Now's the time for soups and stews. Last week I made homemade vegetable soup...which my hubby and I just love along with some crusty rolls. A stew is on the menu for later this week. Stew is one that even my son will eat up..with the exception of any onions, of course.

Clothes!

I'm not sure we have a lot of change over going on yet. I may occasionally don a long-sleeved shirt, but by mid day, switch to short-sleeved. This part of Ohio goes up and down, down and up. I noticed more of the afghans are migrating their way into the living room, though. My mother has made an afghan for everyone but the dog (he's still waiting), and usually it's just mine out in the living room. Last night there were two out there...so hubby's getting into the act now, too.

Preparing the House!

Other than getting the leaves out of the gutters before winter, putting the garden to bed, and putting tools and stuff from outdoors away, we don't have much prep work to do inside. No fireplaces, none of us like flannel sheets, about the only thing I and my hubby do, is switch summer clothes for winter clothes in the closet we share.

Produce and Stockpiling!

Well, my tomatoes are about done and since I don't can...we pretty much used them as they came in. However, we purchase a 1/2 a bushel of peaches this year and I froze them. We grow raspberries - and we had a bumper crop this year, so I was able to freeze them, and I bought Michigan blueberries while I had the chance - and froze them. The one thing I didn't get to do this year was get corn to shuck and freeze. I was sorry about that one!

So that's my Monday blog for the Fall Festival of Fun, Foods and Friends!

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2 comments:

SnoWhite said...

lovely tips! thanks.

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

The other day I gathered up and put away my summer decorations (I have a lot of lighthouse motif decorations). Perhaps I will put out the fall decorations tomorrow. I don't have a lot.

Homemade vegetable soup with crusty rolls sounds delicious. My mom used to make the best vegetable soup. She'd even can it, so we could enjoy it throughout the fall and winter by just opening a canning jar.

When I first saw your blog title "Fall Festival", I thought you were going to write about the Yankee Peddler Festival. I realized later that you live pretty far from where the festival is held -- Canal Fulton, OH. My husband and I are planning to go to the festival this coming weekend. It is a 3-4 hour drive for us.