Monday, October 23, 2023

Fall Has Arrived in Salisbury!

Well everyone I think we can officially say Fall has arrived!  The leaves are changing different colors, the mornings and evenings are cooler and sometimes really cold.  Produce at the farm stands have changed to pumpkins, squashes and other Fall items.  The cider this year has been wonderful!

Scott and I made a really quick trip up to PA to deliver his nephews John Deere tractor Scott sold him.  It was so beautiful looking at the fall folliage on the way up and back.  I love PA's old stone homes and there were alot in the area we were in.  Here are some photos of the folliage:

Route 81 VA

Double Rainbow in PA

I have been doing alot of baking.  I love baking in the Fall.  I've made alot of cookies, pies, breads.  Here are some cookies and a pie I made:

Apple Pie

Thumbprint cookies with cherry jelly.

I decorated the apartment a little more with 2 paintings of pumpkins I painted a few years ago.

This is done in acrylic paint.  I took a class in Waxhaw, NC.

This pumpkin I painted with watercolors.  

I also found some beautiful Fall colored roses at Harris Teeter to decorate the apartment with.

Last Friday I took a day trip down to SC to see my daughter, Jenny and my grandsons, Owen and Jack.  We had such a good time!  We had lunch out, I saw Jack's new little pig, Biscuit, we did some antiquing and shopped in a few of the other shops in Lake City.  

Jack (left) and Owen (right)

Biscuit-Jack's piglet

Owen having fun at the Mexican restaurant in Lake City.

Zinnia blooming in Jenny's garden.

The scenery going to SC and at Jenny's was beautiful.  The area is harvesting cotton now and it was everywhere.  

Cotton Field before Harvest.

Cotton field up close.

Beautiful barn on the way to SC.

This is the field behind Jenny's house.  There is a large herd of black angus cows back there.  I love to watch the baby cows playing when ever I visit there.

I guess the final news I have is I finally finished knitting my Habitation Throw!  This is monumental for me.  I started this throw on the very first day of chemo 4/2022 and then I completed it a few days ago.  Every time I had chemo and when I was resting at home, I would work on this throw.  I didn't think I would ever get it done but I did.  All the yarn was bought from  I belong to the Patreon club and I get a mini skein every month with a stitch marker.  I used the mini skeins to make this and in between I used the solid color farmhouse.  I had such a wonderful time knitting this.  Here are some photos:

Full Habitation Throw before washing and blocking.

I folded the throw so you could see it up close.

Well that is all I have today!  I hope everyone is enjoying the cooler weather and Fall.  Everyone take care!