Autumn is found in the full swing of October. I enjoy the changing colors on the prairie. The trees are not as vibrant as past years and I’ve noticed very few red leaves.
J and I did a few fencing projects. We fenced around the ground we put into the conservation reserve program (CRP). It was fun to discover all the pheasants that migrated in and we saw white tail deer too.
J has several more fencing projects that are a priority. The next few days we are putting up continuous pipe panels. I hope the nice weather continues.
We did lots of cattle moving in October. The cows get itchy to come home when the crisp air sets in and we are glad to have them home.
Last Saturday we weaned calves; yesterday J helped wean at Cousin T’s. I enjoy fall cattle work, looking over the calves and the “sound of music.” We had a beautiful day to gather and sort cattle and wonderful help. J’s folks came home and we were glad to have them here.
Saturday I made Scalloped Potatoes and Ham (make sure to scroll to the bottom of this post for an update) and Strawberry Pretzel Fluff Salad with Apple Pie. I used the Apple Pie Filling I canned the beginning of October. (Recipe notes: I made and canned a half batch of the filling and used flour instead of cornstarch. For the pie I added a topping of 1/2 C flour, 1/2 C brown sugar mixed with 1/4 C melted butter). Lots of smiles across the table!
October also blessed us with rain. As we turn the clocks back the realization of winter sets in, it gets dark early and now we have daily chores.
Goodbye October, you were a good one! Here’s to November, maybe you will stick around a little longer so we can savor your time with us.
How was your October?