Saturday, November 8, 2014

Where has the fall gone?

     I don't know why but it seems fall is the shortest season on the farm. It seem like all of a sudden the crops are putting on their fall colors and the combines go out into the fields. The next thing you know the weather has turned chilly and snow flakes are in the air. It could be all the business of this time of year that makes it fly by, or it could be that here in Minnesota the weather like to go from hot to cold so quickly.
     Looking around I can see that another fall has rushed by and winter is swiftly coming. The fields are all harvested and the ground dug to prepare the soil for it winter rest. The leaves have all fallen from the trees and blanket the ground. The garden produce has been taken in and stored. Winter coats, hats, and mittens are being worn by kids and the forecast promises inches of snow in the next couple days.
        Halloween is always one of those last fall events. The kids and I have fun making costumes and we spend the night going to see all the grandparents and great-grandparent. In the one night we visit both of the kids grandparents and three sets of their great-grandparents.  One of the joys of living in the same area where we were raised. Family is so special.
       We enjoy having group themes for Halloween. This year we did Little Red Ridinghood. Rose was ridinghood, Luke was the little bad wolf, Mary was the grandma, David was the huntsman, and Simon was a scarecrow. They are do cute and each played their parts so well.
       Soon after Halloween my little bad wolf, Luke, turned 1 year old. He is getting so big and always into stuff. He is such a good boy but does have a scream that is going to give me hearing loss.  We had a fun little party for him and he entertained us all showing off his walking skills pushing a new toy he had gotten.

                             Happy Birthday Luke, We Love You.

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