Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop #208 and Happy Halloween!

apronFall is official with the coming of Halloween and turning back of the clocks this weekend. I will once again be tempted daily to put the jammies on at 5pm as the darkness approaches. Does the early darkness get to you too?

Deb’s been busy with company and viewing the most incredible fall landscapes out east. Be sure to stop by to see her pretty pictures.

We have been busy trying to extend our season (since it has been a slow one) and we are now reaping our summer harvest and canning in our kitchen that is really torn up. 

Looking outside today it truly looks like a fall day – clouds in the air, some trees still with colors and others have now dropped their leaves. I can tell that November is approaching. I truly love this time of year!


Since the house is in remodel mode, my interior fall decor is not out, but I have added a couple fun things to look at right outside.



I must try the canning the Seasoned Tomato sauce from Grow a Good Life that was shared last week. I still have ALOT of tomatoes this will get added to the repertoire.

And I am always a sucker for Mac and Cheese so I MUST try the Mac and Cheese with a kick. Thanks to My Maple Hill Farm for sharing. 

What are you up to? Halloween activities this weekend with family? Fall sightseeing like Deb? Stop by and share. We love reading!

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Happy Halloween! I have been traveling on vacation, so my house is not decorated much this year at all.  I have my scarecrows up and out, but our pumpkins were still in our field when we left not quite ready to be picked yet. We are hoping that a freeze doesn’t get them tonight; we will be home this weekend to check on them.

Daisy from Maple Hill 101 was on the ball! She’s got things looking mighty festive over at her place! In fact, she’s GONE BATTY if you ask Deb and me. If you’re still prepping for tonight’s festivities, take a peek at the neat project she found for making black bats to decorate with! Looks simple and super fun! They make me want to me home and make some to hang!

I did have fun making this costume for our first grandbaby and got the pic this morning. It makes me so happy to see this cutie pie in the costume that Mimi made for him!

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What are you up to for All Hallow’s Eve?  Do you get trick or treaters or live too far remote? Do you decorate? Make ghoulish food?For me and hubby, we are going to enjoy the last of my trip watch it snow (yes it is)!

Stop by Deb’s to get up to date on her remodel and why she and Mr. Dandelion are hiding out tonight!

Farmgirl is a Condition of the Heart –  MaryJane Butters!

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We are smack in the middle of fall here in Indiana.  Cooler days and even cooler nights.  No frost yet, but you can feel it coming!  SO many fun things to do in the fall!  Festivals, pumpkin picking, apple picking, mums and jumping in leaves.  Last evening we went to see Dracula at Actors Theater in Louisville.  That was such an entertaining yet creepy play to see this time of year.  I was definitely seeing things in the fog driving home late!

We are also trying to extend our gardening into late fall and attempting to over winter some things also.  First try on this (like everything); only time will tell how it goes.  Do any of you extend your gardening? IF so, share today on the blog hop.  I have little to no knowledge in this area and would love to glean whatever I can from all of your expertise!

Speaking of fun fall things, Michelle had the cutest Halloween Decorations last week that she shared on the blog hop.  How great are these??  Check out all of her ideas on her blog!  Thanks for sharing from your blog Michelle’s Little Piece of Heaven!



 So are you ready to share your great fall farmgirl happenings?

YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE A MEMBER OF THE FARMGIRL SISTERHOOD to join the FARMGIRL/BOY FRIDAY BLOG HOP although I highly recommend you check it out if you like the idea of earning badges for all the fun farmgirl activities you already do, and the new ones you will try your hand at in the future!  I love being a part of the Farmgirl Sisterhood and finding MJs Farm helped me and is helping me discover and embrace all the things I love!  

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Everyone that plays in the dirt, craft room, kitchen, farmyard (and pole barn) are welcome– whether you are in cool fall days, warm late summer days or already seeing some snow!

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