Saturday, October 13, 2007

It is SO Fall in Indiana

Love it! Love it! Love it! Did I mention I love fall? Although we live on a corner lot in a modern subdivision, this is the scene from our back patio: corn, glorious corn, getting harvested by a big red IH combine and into a blue cart attached to a green and yellow (of course) JD tractor which is then augered over into a semi to be hauled off to the grain elevator. I am amazed how much farming terminology I've learned just living here. Twenty years ago I wouldn't have known where to get milk out of a cow! That all sounds so folksy. Actually, I am much more at home in the city, but it is somehow comforting to watch all this and know that some things are still done the "old-fashioned" way.

Inside, the comforts of fall mean lighting candles because it is no longer so hot that even a candle is unwelcome. Today I am hosting a little get-together and had fun making Halloween cupcakes as well as pumpkin cobbler from scratch- served warm with whipped cream, homemade macaroni and cheese with peas and mushrooms, cold cider and assorted cheeses and crackers. Tomorrow means football and chili in the crock pot. Yay!


kris hurst said...

Hi Lilly
Wish I was there for your get together
I'm A foodie so anything homemade is the bestest!!!My email address is would love to do ya a banner-just let me know the details-Kris

Anonymous said...

Hi Gina. Thank you for posting your fall picture. I grew up near Auburn, IN and lived in the country for 23 years, where I always enjoyed watching the farmers harvest our fields. My husband and I then lived in Fort Wayne until about 7 months ago, when we moved to Colorado Springs, CO. Although I love living in CO, I do miss some things about IN and the country....and your picture is one of them! It brought back many memories. Thanks again for sharing!
Michelle M

*Heidi* said...

Hi Gina,
You asked about swaps on Flickr and there's one you might look at, the signs are open until tomorrow... Check out Monica's "Deck the Halls Ornament Swap" at

It could be fun for you!

Britt- Sparkled Vintage Charm said...

I love fall too :-) thanks for your sweet comment on my blog! xo Britt :-)

Suzan said...

Hi Gina!!

Re: Question on my blog about challenges--You can post anytime throughout the week on any of them.
My favorite of course is Twisted Tuesdays..LOL..because it's mine!

I really like Inspire Me Thursday though. The rest--sometimes they rock..sometimes they don't..LOL..I guess I love them all!!

Thank you for visiting my blog!!