How are you loving Fall? See how I assume we all love it! But really what's not to love?
Besides all the wonderful things about Fall, for us it's a time when things slow down a bit and we get to spend time with friends. The bluegrass concert was something we had been looking forward to for months. It was held at a private home in Lyme, Ct in their 18c barn. It was beyond fantastic. The name of the band was The Stray Birds. A trio of young talented artists. After the first session we all looked at each other and went.....wow they are sooo good. I felt so lucky to see them in this intimate venue. We sat in the front row and as you can see from the second photo I was sitting right in front of them. It was a little weird at first to be that close but I got used to it and was thankful it wasn't a rock and roll concert where my eardrums would be ringing still. We bought their cd's and have been listening to it almost everyday since. I love bluegrass. A true American style of music.
I also went to my annual perennial open house. Well actually they only have it every other year now but I still go every year at this time, they just don't have the amazing breakfast and lunch laid out. Their fields are incredible and full of color. I always gets me excited about the next spring season. Even gets me wanting to clean the greenhouses up sooner. We still have a long way to go. I want to get one house cleaned so I can store ribbon and bows in and other wreath supplies that customers can shop from. It was the plan last year but it never happened.
I've done a little Halloween decorating at home but I've decided to keep it under control. I'm still searching for those pharmaceutical jars and test tubes I bought in Brimfield a few years ago. Makes a great mad scientist lab.
We've been walking every night with Petey. Something we are all enjoying. I couldn't wait until we had more time to do that. It's hard to find the time in the Spring and Summer.
I guess I'm off my diet because I have been baking bread again. I've been making bake french bread. It's not much different then my normal recipe except there's more flour added. Yes more carbs. Not that I've ever tried eliminating carbs in my diet. Carbs are good if they are the right kind. Last night I made english muffins. Now that is really a different recipe. Uses milk, eggs, butter and honey. It was a lot more work but what a difference in taste. I may never feel the same about Thomas english muffins.