Autumn around our old farm place means finally getting to put a match to your "burn pile" that stacks up all summer. Here is Dayle on his beloved Kubota tractor, scooping blackberries to dump on the burning part.
Kristi brought Dayle a cold Dr. Pepper as he was getting pretty hot working the fire.
The boys ran in the house to tell me about the big fire, they were VERY excited about it. So I grabbed my Lumix and off I went. Dayle gets way too close to the fire on his tractor and I'm always worried about the tractor catching on fire. Tsk, tsk.
I walked into the barn looking for my Great Grandfather's apple butter stirrer, which I did not find, but snapped a photo of our 1927 Chevy that we hope to one day restore and be able to ride around in.
They cleared the barn out so good that Travis can park his 1966 Mustang GT Fastback in there instead of our car shed, so they could put Dayle's T-Bird in the shed, so they could clean out the garage, so they can fix it up. Lot's of changes around here. GOOD ones!
I snapped a photo of our chestnut tree covered with prickly nut hulls. We don't know exactly what to do with these.. and if they are worth preparing. I had some roasted ones a few years ago and was not particularly impressed.
These things are dangerous to handle, to say the least!
Kristi found these outdoor Halloween decorations when doing the initial organizing in my studio, so we hung them up. I know it's early, but I enjoy having them up. :-)
And look what else Kristi found when putting my yarn in the pie safe? Two more skeins of lime berry and lemon berry yarn for Caleb's blanket!! Woohoo!
I just love this yarn and cannot believe they stopped making it. It's soft and fun to crochet with and I've used it for all the baby blankets I've made over the last 15 years or so. Dang Bernat.
I think I've contracted the cold our two little guys have - so today I'm going to rest and crochet on that blanket. No swimming when I feel this way. We think we're going to make homemade split pea soup with bacon and fresh thyme. I'll let you know how it turns out. Enjoy your week!! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)