By the middle of last week, I knew there was no way that I was going to have a style blog post ready for Sunday. We were having a Fall Festival ‘Ween party this weekend at the farm. There was so much to do. Family come on Saturday and they don’t leave until late Sunday. If you come to the farm, well, you just sit and stay awhile.
We had fun. That’s really what this post is about today–reminiscent of my old Blogger blog The MeadowTree Journal when I wrote about art, gardening, cooking, pets, and sewing…not about fashion.
After some last minute house cleaning Saturday morning, I’m in the kitchen sipping a nice beverage and dangerously prepping toppings for pizzas to be served that afternoon.
Millie, our kitty cat Poodle for the day, hoping something falls her way.
My daughters always ask if there is going to be the Taco Dip Cat. Well, of course! But poor guy, he only lasts minutes. Michael grew an amazing selection of peppers this year and I really had fun creating the face.
I also put out homemade Sour Dough Crackers. I’m back making sour dough bread and finding other things to do with the sour dough starter. These crackers are full of dried herbs and the boys loved them. That was a good surprise.
Sophia staying calm, of course, while I am running around getting things together.
Grandsons still request Bloody Hand Punch (one of my favorites, too). This year I finally got the hands out without breaking one finger. Kudos, Grandma! The recipe I used made enough punch for a small reception. We will be drinking Bloody Hand punch for the next couple of weeks. It’s mainly raspberry/cranberry/pineapple juice so that’s not a bad deal.
This year, the girls and I decided to have an extra ingredient for our punch. (Eitor’s note: Hey! I didn’t know about this!) Cupcake Sparkling Red wine will likely be at our Christmas dinner too.
Well, I needed some real style for this post and it is supplied by Michelle, our older. She made her velvet asymmetrical top which I think its gorgeous. She needs to wear it more!
Four big pizzas with eight different toppings and this is all that’s left! They even ate up my Veggie Kitchen Sink combo: sautéd butternut squash, artichoke hearts, mushrooms, spinach and black olives. Three teenage boys might have something to do with that: two grandsons and a friend from Joplin. Here’s Harrison and friend Lonnie just sitting around, texting of course, while waiting for pizza.
Niko just chillin’.
Can you have style when out and about on a four wheeler? Grandson Harrison can! We make him wear a helmet. At first, I don’t think he was too keen, but he does look pretty cool. Now it’s just like putting on the seat belt.
My very small August Moon Halloween collection.
The night called for a bonfire to toast marshmallows and make S’mores. Our country fire-pit is an old tractor rim.
Captain Rachelle enjoying the warmth of the fire in her pirate hat. I want a pirate hat now.
The ravens have taken over my twisted Halloween tree!
Is that a mad scientist lab behind that door?
Sunday’s lunch was pumpkin and black bean soup with homemade sour dough bread.
My tribute to Miss Havisham from Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations.
The pièce de résistance, Michelle’s test tube and eyeball cake with ice cream in the middle.
Sunday didn’t go by without sports. But rather than football, it was the Mexico City Formula One race. They were rooting for Hamilton, but it wasn’t his day.
In the end, Victor Hugo was musing: “What is all the fuss for? If it’s not about me, it can’t be that important.”
Thanks for stopping by for our family Halloween fun. Our Halloween party has been a tradition for about ten years. The only new thing this year was the raven lights for my twisted Halloween tree. I was good this year!
Let me know if you did anything special around Halloween. You are certainly welcome to leave a comment or two or three. I love to hear from you. I’ll have another blog bit next week.
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It will be time for a the November 2nd Loved 1st Friday Linkup this Friday. October’s closes out tomorrow and I will start working on my new collage on Wednesday.
Again, thanks for stopping by. Take care……..