Well, hello my blogger friends,
it has been a little while!
Part two of my autumn tour has taken me some time but
I have been able to finally get a few more of my pictures on this here computer!
The farmhouse has been bustling with autumn decorating and activities. The leaves have begun to change and I have been gathering the the bittersweet vines the grow up and down my property to add to my ever changing indoor and outdoor displays. I love adding natural elements.
My children and I put together a farmer scarecrow to watch over our pumpkin harvest to greet our visitors. The porch is piled high with pumpkins!
Corn pulled from a cornstalk for the critters to nibble on....we can't forget our lil friends!
The monstrosity of a pumpkin you see her is a genuine fake! He, He!
I love it though, and I can use it year after year, so they are well worth the investment.
You can find me sitting here on a rocker in the early autumn evenings sipping some spice tea or a warm mug of cider. I love to heat up a small batch, put a little bit of cider in a saucepan, add a little brown sugar, a few red hots, and a cinnamon stick to your mug, keeps your hands toasty warm on those chilly evenings.
Another easy Autumn treat I like to make is carmel dip.....mmmm,
WARNING: This stuff is soooo good!
I am a busy momma and I like easy and quick recipes with as few ingredients as possible.
I think this one came from a Gooseberry Patch cookbook, but I can't recall which one.
1 Bag of caramels unwrapped, one stick of butter chopped into pcs.
and 1 can sweetened condensed milk, put all ingredients into a microwave safe bowl.
Now are you ready for the hard part? Put the bowl into the microwave for 1 min. the first time, take out and stir, then back into microwave for 30 more seconds and repeat in 15 second intervals until warm and creamy! Whoo, that was rough!
Uhh, yeah it is this easy!
Serve it with cut up apples, we use Golden Delcious, pears, spicy wafers or ginersnaps. This is a nice treat on an autumns evening while watching a movie with the family or put in a small warming crock pot or fondue set when you have company.....I haven't met a soul who doesn't love this!
Gotta love those Gooseberry Patch Books!
I have been busy painting signs, trying to catch up on autumn and getting ready for the christmas season, things have been hectic here and tables, and counters have been covered in drying signs for a couple of weeks! I hope to post some of them in the Mercantile soon, but after my last absence you probably don't believe me, LOL! I really, really will this time though! So if you see a sign you like in my blog posts by all means shoot me an email and I can answer your questions regarding orders.
I have begun to put up the halloween decor and should be posting some more photos soon, my daughter is having a halloween party in October so I would like to have it all up by the end of next week.....I will share some more photos if you aren't sick of seeing them by then! Here's a peek of what I have already put up.
My happy lil Jack O Lantern greets you as you come in.
When he is lit up in the evening you can just imagine him giggling!
Another sign I have been working on and my friendly Witch Hilda sits on my bench seat in my front parlor all ready for her big night out!
Thanks for stopping by again,
I hope that you enjoyed your visit,
don't forget to leave a comment to let me know you were here,
I really do enjoy reading all of your sweet remarks!
Hmmm...should we do a 3rd part too, there really is more to show you?