Thursday, October 30, 2014

Happy Halloween

It has been a very busy month on the farm! The turkeys are growing before our eyes. The garden is still producing vegetables for dinner and lunches. The chickens are laying eggs galore. Walnuts have been dropping in abundance and there are pumpkins everywhere!

Sugar Pie and Fairytale Pumpkins have been harvested!

Pumpkins in the barn and lots of eggs such pretty colors.

Pumpkins at the garden gate

Pumpkin in the birdbath

Pumpkin Chocolate fudge. It is a new favorite on the farm.

Using sugar pie pumpkins from the garden, the puree is mixed into the batter

Happy Bats!

Hand knitted pumpkin by Tyler, age 8.

Turkeys roosting the yard and pumpkins at the well.

Kitchen full of fall and pumpkin goodies.

Sunshine streaming through the rainshowers.

Shadowy afternoons.

Walnut drying station! 

Produce weighing station.

I love you, Mom! xo

Masks and pumpkins

Pumpkin treats made for students  along with popcorn balls.

Early fall morning after the stormy night. So many walnuts ready to be gathered.
Walnuts for Sale!

~ Happy Fall and Happy Halloween! ~

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Hope Floats Scarecrow

The school where I teach puts scarecrows up on the fenceline every year to greet the farmers and community members during the harvest season. This year our school is also attending to Breast Cancer Awareness month.  Students and staff have been encouraged to wear pink on Fridays and are writing letters and notes of encouragement to cancer patients receiving treatment. On the 30th of October, students will have a Hope Floats Assembly and enjoy ice cream floats as a treat. 

In the greenhouse is Hope the Scarecrow. I made her out of a sunflower head with walnut eyes and nose and red pepper lips. She has mini sunflower hands and barn boots. The pumpkins and gourds were painted with tempera paints and the gooseneck gourds were given a necklace of chicken feathers for a dressed up look! In celebration of all of the families and fighters of breast cancer and thank you, Mom for your incredible fight 19 years ago. ~ Keep spreading the Hope and Love! ~