I consider September 1st the first day of Fall. Usually by now I have already filled the house with my Autumn decor. But, we have all been sick this week and the only thing on my agenda has been getting well. Today I feel like me again. Tomorrow (when the kids are at daycare) my home will turn into my favorite season. Until then here are some thoughts about the best time of the year…
My in-laws have small pumpkin patch that they have run since before I was part of the family. In the past I’ve helped till the fields, plant, and even helped harvest a bit. That was until the babies came along. Naturally, the last couple of years I haven’t been as much a part of the operation as I’d like. This year though I’ve taken it upon myself to update their Facebook page and Fry’s Pumpkins & More is now on Instagram thanks to me! I also designed a new logo (for lack of a better word) that will be used on new signage directing pumpkin pickers our way. I’m hoping to use it on t-shirts and flyers as well.Every September our small town has a community event called the Autumn Fest. It’s a weekend celebration that includes all types of yummy fair type food, music, arts and crafts, and a car show that the whole family can (and does) enjoy! Fry’s Pumpkins & More rents a booth every year to sell their homegrown pumpkins (numerous varieties), gourds, and indian corn. I sometimes think I get more thrilled about the festival than a 35-year-old woman should. Maybe it’s because this is a family business and that we all contribute in some way that makes it so exciting to me. Last year the kids even helped out a bit. This year will have them singing and dancing to bring in the customers. Of course, they probably don’t have to do much of anything to get attention. Their cuteness brings everyone to our booth! And this year cousin Amelia will be there too – quadruple cuteness will surely hope us sell out!
I’ve started a fall bucket list. One thing that I have always wanted to do, but never done is go apple picking. I have researched a few orchards near us, but that’s all I’ve done so far. Have you ever been apple picking? I think the kids will love it. Have a great rest of the week!