Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Summer is winding down at the farmhouse....

I know that Fall is coming, even though it will be in the nineties again today. How do I know this?

My hubby brought home two pumpkins yesterday which I added to the early autumn theme I am working toward in our yard. I replaced the dead Petunias in the flower pot at the end of the driveway wth ornamental Kale and a Mum. One pumpkin sits beside this pot and the other sits beside my tin sunflower. The days are getting shorter, so its not light enough this morning to take a picture.

One early morning recently we opened the kitchen windows and it was down right chilly for about an hour. Of course, then we had to close up those windows and let the air conditioning work its magic on the end of summer weather in the South!

Pumpkin spice and other Fall scented candles are on sale every where.



Last week the farm workers dug all the sweet potatoes surrounding our home. We "gleaned" these after the workers finished their harvesting!



I am finding myself cooking more cooler weather type foods, such as soups, chili, and stews. Most recently I made Ernest T. Bass's Chicken Thief Stew. I will make clam chowder this weekend, if we aren't having too much of a heat wave.

Have a nice Late Summer day!

12 comments:

Denise said...

Yum let me know when the clam chowda is on, LOL. I have a Mulled Cider candle that I will light a little later today. We have the windows mostly closed because it is cool and damp out.

Granny J said...

I'm so ready for fall to arrive and stay! We're still running our air conditioner. I bought candles at yard sales and thrift stores all summer and stored them. I'm ready to dig them out and start burning them. I love the apple cinnamon candles.

Those sweet potatoes look soooo good. I love to just scrub them and bake them in the skins.

Anonymous said...

I love it!! It is cooler here in the mornings, as well.

The sweet potatoes will be so good. I bet all of yours from last fall are gone just like ours are. You will remember that I baked and froze a good number of them. We just finished them up a couple of weeks ago. We thought of you two each time we enjoyed eating them.

Marjorie

Anonymous said...

I love it!! It is cooler here in the mornings, as well.

The sweet potatoes will be so good. I bet all of yours from last fall are gone just like ours are. You will remember that I baked and froze a good number of them. We just finished them up a couple of weeks ago. We thought of you two each time we enjoyed eating them.

Marjorie

Rhonda said...

I feel refreshed just reading on your header that fall is 9 days away! It has been a really long hot summer here.
sweet potatoes are my favorite fall vegetable. How nice you could glean some - just like Ruth.

Elizabeth said...

Hi Debbie,
I back. Shrew what a day it was. I too am ready for fall. Thanks for all your help.
Hugs,
Elizabeth

Rhonda said...

Sounds good. I love fall. :)

Florrie said...

Your lovely arrangement in the first picture really says Autumn(fall) to me. I'm wondering how you would store those sweet potatoes.
florrie x

sweet locus lane farm said...

Today feels like fall it is so cool out. I too am cooking soups and stews. My bread maker is out and slow cooker. Comfort food with less hassle. I love fall.

Lyn said...

What a blessing with those sweet potatoes, wow! You will have some good fall meals with those.

Love your fall ticker too. Oh, it's absolutely lovely here in New England. Yes, enjoy your "chowdah" as we call it here. I'm with Denise on that one.

Did a little Fall sprucing today. I'm so thankful for these lovely days.

Alexandra said...

I can smell that pumpkin spice candle from here. Lovely!

Pen Pen said...

Yummy on the FREE sweet potatoes! God left you "handfuls on purpose!" Love the story of Ruth and Boaz!

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