Shhhh! . . . . . Quietly . . . . . Listen . . . . . . Wait for it . . . . . .
Do you hear it? The almost imperceptible sound of a straining vine under pressure. A snapping and heavy rolling along the ground. And . . . . the ever-so-soft sound of dried hay, tumbling to the ground off a wagon . . . . and wheels . . . . tractor wheels rumbling along a dirt road. Could it be . . . . a hay ride? Dry, rustling leaves in the breeze. And crows. Do you hear the crows, caw-caw-cawing from a field along the stream bank?
And do you smell it? It’s very faint in the breeze . . . . the unmistakable scent of apple cider being poured into a glass. And, oh! Did you hear that? And again? The undeniable giggles and squeals of children playing and having fun.
Happy Autumn! Getting full swing into the beautiful autumn season now, with only eight days to Halloween. Time to round up the family and head to the Pumpkin Patch!
It’s a beautiful autumn day to track down that perfect pumpkin for the front porch and partake in that grand old tradition of carving a pumpkin with the kids. Carefully opening the top, scooping out the seeds (be sure to roast them and let none go to waste!), coming up with a design and carefully carving an eye-popping Jack O’Lantern for Halloween to summon the little Trick-or-Treaters next week.
But first, a visit to the Pumpkin Farm is in order to locate the ideal pumpkin. Rows and rows of pumpkins patiently awaiting your arrival, each hoping to be the one selected for the ride home. Tractors bumping along dirt roads and thru the fields, pulling wagon-loads of laughing children and families on hay rides. Face painting. Refreshing apple cider. Delicious apple butter and more for sale. Corn mazes and hay castles to crawl thru and climb. Good times! Fun times with the family!
Make this Sunday a family day and head out to the local pumpkin patch for a healthy day of fresh air, exercise and delightful family fun, good times and memories.
Wishing everyone a beautiful, Sunday Family Day! — Jim (and Red!)