Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Bill's stash of dried peppers.....farmstand since the deer got most of ours.

Haven ,almost 7 months ,amazing how time slips by.

Friday, October 19, 2012

crockpot applesauce

Here is my recipe for crockpot applesauce
25 small apples peeled and cored
1/2 cup brown sugar
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1/4 cup water
1teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cardamon
1/4 teaspoon ginger
1/4 teaspoon of cloves

Put the first four items in the crockpot and mix well. Add spices and mix well. (About 4 hours in I taste check to see if it needs any extra sugar or spices).
Cover and cook on low 8 hours. Thats it.
Enjoy hot with ice cream
Applesauce freezes very well!
BTW this applsauce is a bit darker than you may be used to because of the brown sugar /cinnamon mix!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

cinderella pumpkins

I am obsessed with the (regular sugar pumpkin on top)
I love them and have never been able to grow them so I just buy a few every year. The middle one is really Haven's.

From green 4 days ago

to brilliant orange today

today Oct 17th

Over the past 3 days the leave have changed dramatically!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

wreath redo

I almost tossed it again this year but thought I would add a few things then see how bad it looked......Looked OK so put it up one more time!

flags need changing

Last thing to do today is changing the late summer to the Halloween flags

My 88 cent mums

My usual Farm stands are family owned Betty &MaryJo Potett
Betty's is more veggies & fruit and sale flowers. MaryJo's more specialty flowers. In September Betty puts all plants on sale.......88cents for Mums is excellent....they are blooming now.

back outside for a moment

The blackberry bush has great color

Most the small stuff has been located

putting out the seasonal knick knacks

So now that the gardening is over and I am looking around the house seeing all the things I have neglected(like the dusting) I started rearranging and then decided to put out the Halloween stuff before Halloween gets here. Out to the garage for the big orange bin....dig through that and realized I have more Halloween stuff somewhere.

getting the porch ready

Just a few things for Halloween

This Bush

I have no idea what type of bush this is. It is always some of the best fall color on the place.

The maples are finally turning but there is a storm a brewing so they may not last long on the trees