|One of our many woodpiles|
|My Favorite Golden Maple|
For the most part we have put the garden to bed for the winter. There are still a few turnips to be pulled (I peel them, cut them in chunks, toss in olive oil, sprinkle w/ kosher salt and cracked pepper and roast at 350 degrees until golden brown. They have been a wonderful addition to our fall meals.
|Brussels Sprout Plant|
|One of my favs this year!|
The bird feeders are overflowing w/ seed so our feathered friends (and the furry ones - squirrels) have been quite happy. I love watching the birds flit around enjoying the seeds. Nuthatch, Titmouse, Chickadee, Cardinals, Junkos (Snowbirds), Wrens... oh and our woodpeckers! We have quite a variety of woodpeckers each year! The bird book and the binoculars are ready for use at all times!
The inside of my house is ready for fall as well. Fall decorations are up, throws are placed back on the sofa and chairs to cuddle up when it gets chilly. Pumpkin scented candles are burning.... the color scheme of my house definitely shines this time of year! I waxed and polished the hardwoods this past weekend. (our floors aren't sealed - so I still use old fashioned Bruce's floor wax). The windows are also washed inside and the blinds are clean! I have cleaned out the closets, donated items and organized! My pantry is cleaned out, organized and ready for the winter stock up!
OK, so I have rambled on too long about our fall/winter preparations! I hope you are enjoying this season! Pumpkins, apples, leaves, sweatshirts, bulky sweaters, football, cider and hot cocoa! What's not to love!!! What have you been doing around your house this autumn?