oh, i just love it! I can't wait to get chickens in the spring!
The chestnut empire continues this year - I think we've collected nearly 200 lbs so far! I roasted up a bunch this morning to freeze for use in recipes later. I got this tip after talking to one of the Chinese ladies at work who bought a lot from me this year. Apparently chestnuts are really big in Chinese cooking - in real chinese cooking - not the chinese that we get at the restaurants, which is not really chinese at all! haha! Anyway, aren't they beautiful?
I got a pumpkin and a warty gourd from a guy who runs a little farm stand just down the road from me - it doesn't get much more "fall" than that. He also had bird's nest gourds - the green crook neck ones - that will dry out and be hollow! Those were $1 each so I got a bunch! i want to make a couple toad houses from them - we seem to have a lot of toads here and I just love them!
This giant guy, who I call Fritz, likes to sit in the track for the sliding glass door at night when we have the light on - I guess it attracts a lot of insects and he has a feast!
On the crafting front, I've got a pair of socks on the needles for my mom for Christmas. After that, it'll be a pair of socks for my dad, then hopefully I'll have time for a pair of thick worsted weight ones for the mister, and maaaaybe a hat for him too! yowza! it's not like any of that takes so long, but I've realized that having 2 kittens in the house makes knitting really difficult! they inevitably want to be in your lap and then it all goes downhill!