Als ich wisse das Morgen der Erde enden wuerde, immernoch wurd ich mein Apfelbaum pflanzen.

Even if I knew the world would perish tomorrow, I would still plant my apple tree. - Martin Luther

"Factory work's easier on the back, and I don't mind it, understand, but a man becomes what he does. Got to watch that. That's why I keep at farmin' although the crops haven't ever throve. It's the doin' that's important." Madison Wheeler in Blue Highways by William Least Heat Moon

Sunday, November 1, 2015


Fall, and especially October, is our busiest month.  But still, it's one of my favorite times of year.  Fall for us is full of traditions.  If you were to go back through the photo albums you'd see many of the exact same types of photos - just the ages of the kids and the clothes change.  That, for me, is part of the charm.

As Anne of Green Gables said, "I'm so glad we live in a world where there are Octobers."




It was the warmest we've ever had - great weekend.

 Pumpkin Patch


Perfect fall color up on Tiber Knob

My cousin, one of my favorite people in the world, has moved to the area!


Caramel apples are our favorite fall tradition with this family.  Open wide!


The boy played mostly defense this season, a switch from previous season's midfield position, and he really learned to love it.  It's great seeing your kids start to understand that it's not all about scoring the goal yourself, but it's about the team effort.


She didn't want help from anyone this year.

The girls designed and made their costumes this year.  Flower Fairies