Wednesday, October 1, 2008

My Favorite Time of Year

The change of seasons is always a pleasure but fall is my favorite. The smells, the cool air, apple picking, the leaves changing colors and the harvest.
The next few days we will be preparing a roadside set up to sell our cornstalks and pumpkins and we will be decorating around the farm with our bounty. We will also go apple picking. I can't wait! I always dreamed of having a big barn so we could have an annual Halloween Party but now I don't have it in me. In a few years when the kids are done with trick or treating I think we will make that a tradition her at Achorn Farm.

I have a love hate relationship with these guys. I love that I feed them and they will feed us. I love that they eat all of our leftovers. I love that they have rototilled and are in the process of fertilizing us one hell of a garden. I hate the way they squeal when I go out to feed them. I hate that Obama thought my finger was a carrot and nearly drew blood. I hate that they intimidate me.

A couple weeks ago John asked me to come out and help him with the pigs. His plan was to deworm them and take the metal tags out of our 2 auction pigs ears. It ended up being quite a scene! Kind of like a kid in the ER when you restrain them but worse. They squealed so loud my neighbors must of thought we were torturing them. John was the pig wrestler and I was suppose to be playing the Vet role. Luke sat on their shelter and watched, he repeatedly said "Mom lets take pictures for your blog". I think a video would have been more appropriate and we probably could have won "Home Funniest Videos". They would have had to do a lot of bleeping though, I was not impressed! Actually, I quit farming that day too. Like I said before, I am intimidated by the pigs. The tags were difficult to get out of their ears and I was scared to put my hands too close to their mouths. I managed to get 2 of the 4 tags out and get the wormer in ...I think we will summons our neighbor next time because I am all set with pig wrestling. You had to be there to really appreciate this situation.

Can you believe it? John bought me a kitchen aid mixer for my birthday last week. Any tips for bread making with this baby are welcomed!
Late is better then never, right? This was suppose to be posted Monday. The doing not thinking challenge is hosted by Two Frog Home. I am getting 2-3 workouts in a week in (I could step it up a notch), I have yet to return to the gym. I have been eating healthier and I quit diet pepsi last week. I went through caffeine withdrawals for 3 days. I have lost 4 lbs, my goal was to loose 5 by December.


Anonymous said...

Suck lovely pics! And thanks for the negative feedback on the pigs. I have such pig envy it's nice to have a reason to be thankful NOT to have some!! What a great b'day present by the way! (Now I have mixer envy!)

frugalmom said...

Fall. I love it too. Its almost time for us to make our annual trip to the pumpkin patch. The kids really enjoy that. Who am I kidding? I love it, too.

Great present. You will love your mixer.

Anonymous said...

We ditched the bread maker and only use the kitchen aid for kneading the dough. It works great! No charlie horses in the hands either!

YD, sometimes with ♥June and ♥Angel Samantha said...

Oh I'm so happy for you Kim for the KitchenAid! Just a few months ago you commented at my blog that you would LOVE to have one and now you GOT one!!!
Fall is my time of the year too, although I do love snow.

GreyWolf said...

WOW, what a load of pumpkins. Just look at all of those pies in the making.
Fall used to be my favorite time of year too (40 yrs ago) but now only makes me ache and reminds me that winter's soon to be here.

Anonymous said...

I like this time of year too, I'll be posting a goat milk soap recipe soon, my Mom and I used to make goat milk soap when we first got into goats.

Leasmom said...

I've been wanting one of those for forever-(I'm sobbing right now looking at yours)-lol. I love fall too...being a fall baby, I just hate the evil season that follows it...SNOW.

Amy said...

I love this time of year too. I love the colors and the smells and, of course, the cooler weather. If it's any consolation, I'm not crazy about pigs either. Turkeys, however, are really cool. The mixer was a great present. I like to use it for mixing up stiff doughs because it saves my poor wrists.

Linda said...

I love your pictures! Autumn is one of my favorite seasons besides spring..I just love the color of the trees, & the brinsk air.Happy late Birthday! What an awesome gift! I bet you're gonna love that thing!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Fall pictures! This is my absolute favorite time of the year. I love your images!

Throwback at Trapper Creek said...

Beautiful colors - those pigs look so innocent too! I hate to tell you it will only get worse, I can't wait until my bacon drawer in the freezer is full again - if you get my drift. One more week and I'll be dreaming of pork roast and applesauce :)

Happy Birthday By the Way!

Don said...

Look at all of the pumpkins! Nicely done. You are my role model. Next year I have to get a little more serious about growing my own stuff!

Way to go on the workouts and the 4lbs.

sugarcreekstuff said...

Happy Birthday!

Country Girl said...

Farm Mom, I am still chucking about your misspelling did you mean such?

Frugal Mom too bad you didn't live closer cause I'd have a deal for you.

Warren I am having a hard time transitioning to the kitchen aide, the bread maker dough cycle helped with a quick rise.

YD's I forgot about that.

Grey Wolf I know winters can be painful, we had a rough one last year.

Pine Pod, thanks for posting all your great recipes, I promise I will put them to use.

Patrice, wipe those tears away.

Amy & Nita, thanks for your feedback regarding the pigs I was starting to think I was the only one.
Thanks for the birthday wish Nita!

Linda, thanks! I am already loving the mixer, beats my hand held one.

Don, Thanks pumpkins are one of the easier things to grow. We started many moons ago with a small garden and every year it gets bigger. This year was a bit much to keep up with.

Sugar Creek, Thanks!