Tuesday, September 04, 2007


Farmchild Ave

Out with the old, and in with the new!
That's how I always feel this time of year.
The garden is lookin' sorry.
The grass is dry from days and days with no rain.
The hens have slowed down the egg production.
And Cyn is just plain tired from the hub bub of summer.
Time for a new "season".
Tho we have had wickedly hot days recently, the promise of cooler weather is just 'round the corner.
High's in the low 60's, so they say, for the end of the week.
That would have brought tears to my eyes a few weeks ago.
Not any more.
I am ready for a taste of autumn.
The crunch of leaves under my feet.
A sweatshirt in the evenings.
A fire down by the pond.
Fresh apple cider. (this is Michigan, ya know!)
And the sweet silence of the air conditioner NOT running!
(You don't realize how very annoying it is until you shut it off, and have complete silence!)

How about you?
What are YOU most looking forward to this fall?
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cityfarmer said...

I, too have a longing for 70 degree days...BUT I do not want to jump from the cental air to the "let's give Nicor all of our extra money" furnace scenario.
Please can we just have fall and not fall/winter?
Looking forward to more routine...working out regularly and hearty meals with leftovers AND getting back to church....and perhaps a visit from the two of you.

cute kiddling!!!

kansasrose said...

That woodsmoke smell in the air...fires in our old fieldstone fireplace and smores and roasted wieners for a quick snack with the kids... hot mulled wine, my favorite sweaters, opening the windows at night and NOT hearing the chorus of coyotes ( very creepy sounds they make) my homemade kick a** chili and so much more...LOVE fall! xo

katiez said...

Fall has always been my favorite season: fresh, crisp apples, fires in the fireplace, cooking and baking indoors again!
And my very favorite....the garden is done - no hoeing, weeding, watering, trimming, picking....

mgm said...

I'm looking forward to all of the same things you are minus the fires by the pond:)I won't be able to enjoy many more fires in the pit- ahh the smells of autumn, the color, hot apple crisp and ice cream* pumpkins
my hen girls have started to molt...all three of them..they look horrid! egg production is non existent here too- a sad day monday will be-we give the girls to a farm, but life moves on! xo

Jean said...

I love fall too! I'm looking forward to our annual Columbus Day picnic at a state park. We're spending the weekend this year! Cool days, colored leaves, chili, sweatshirts, and bright orange pumpkins!

Gina said...

If we could all look so cute in a hat!

Fall is my favorite season. I am holding myself back from putting out my fall wreath as it is still getting upper 80's here. Can't wait until the high here is in the 60's! Sounds so good!

Thanks for the comments on my blog. Give me your email address sometime so I can write you back!

Still waiting for living room pics with new trunk, sofa pics!

I'm not pushy, am I?!

Laurie & Chris said...

VACATION!!! Chris and I go away in the fall because we enjoy the cooler weather so much we are going away for 7 days and then come back home and work for 4 days then we are going on a camping trip. Doesn't sound like fun?Oh how I love fall!!!

avery said...

AHHH i look horrid in that picture!

Parisienne Farmgirl said...

I HATE AIR CONDITIONING! It has to reach at least 78 in the house before Joel insists that we turn it on. Come on- we all survived without it as kids!!! I hate that constant hum and the lack of nature sounds!
I can't wait for this heat and worse yet the mosquitos to go away - it must be a pregnant thing cause usually the hotter the better - but those bugs are just pi$$in me off.
Is your commenter Gina the "real" Gina or another??

Deb said...

I love the smell of fall, the crisp air in the morning, the warm, not hot, days better for sleeping and baking.

Christine said...

As with many who've commented here, Fall is my favorite season of the year. The light turns soft, the shadows long and golden. The air smells of the sharp tang of fallen leaves composting on the ground. The swallows pack up and move south for the winter and the Stellar's Jays announce loudly that they're staying put!
I especially enjoy the abundance of fall: The first harvest of nuts, winter squashes, early broccoli and cauliflower mingling with the late summer tomatoes, zucchs, eggplant, garlic and herbs. Campfires; snuggling under an extra blanket at night while still leaving the windows open to catch as much of the late summer air as possible; putting the beds to bed; fixing the errant leak or two against winter rains. All this and more fills my senses this time of year and helps me to prepare for the quieter, colder months ahead.

ShabbyInTheCity said...

Everyone said my answers already...I love the smell of the tobacco barns which is my first sign of fall coming (and huge relief) We had 2-3 wks of solid 100's temps with no rain. My yard looks like a desert. But fall is the best!

Rosa said...

Cooler, crisper weather, warm fuzzy sweaters and blankets, rocking on the front porch in one of those warm fuzzy sweaters or blankets, cooking again, lots of soups . . oh gee, need I go on. It is my favorite time of year and absolutely regenerates me. I cannot wait.

Homemakersheart said...

I am looking forward to the changing colors and cool mornings and evenings. Mmmm, and hot apple cider. Since I've never lived anywhere where there is really a fall, I am excited to be "in" the changes nature will go through.