Green Family Friday — October 9, 2009

It’s hard to believe we’re swiftly heading into the middle of October already. Fallen leaves have been crunching underfoot for a few weeks now and the temperatures have taken an expected but all too sudden plunge. If that weren’t enough, it has also been raining for weeks; I can’t remember the last time I saw the sun. At this rate I fear the crops will be in the fields until January. Lest you think that only affects farmers like us, rest assured it does in fact trickle down.

With only three weeks left until Halloween and the month of November with all of its holiday madness hot on Halloween’s heels however, we’ll be doing more than fretting about the weather this weekend.

My oldest is on the prowl for a rabbit and has been given the go-ahead from both mom and dad. Our Saturday morning will be spent at a small animal swap at a local feed mill. If you’re looking for local poultry it’s a wonderful way to spend a morning. Local raisers line up with their animals and the prices, the bartering and the atmosphere always promises a fun time. Just don’t forget to bring a cage or two to transport your purchases home — or to a processor — with.

The lumber we’d ordered and expected last weekend never did show, so this weekend we hope to get those garden beds in before the snow flies — which, by the way, they’ve predicted will be as early as Monday!

And we’re also hoping to complete some much needed fall cleaning. Out with the old (to thrift stores and charities) and in with the … well, old (but repurposed!)

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Diana Prichard is a rural-living freelance writer, wife and mother of two who loves black toenail polish, taking pictures, vintage-styled aprons, dark chocolate, tomato sandwiches, lip gloss, t-shirts, flip flops, and mason jars. Her work and life can be found on her self-titled personal blog.

One Response to Green Family Friday — October 9, 2009
  1. Dagmar Bleasdale
    October 14, 2009 | 12:46 am

    I went to a local fall festival in New York with my son, and we had so much fun! It was nice to be outside, it was crisp and sunny, and we enjoyed all the vendors, the free music, and the free goodies :)