Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Pumpkins and Corn Mazes and Hayrides, Oh My!

Hi there friends and welcome!
Thank you for your kind comments and emails....
I am definitely getting better after what is typically a routine illness,
save for the fact that the medication and I were not getting along.
Finally able to blog  our two recent trips to local farms.
So, thank you for stopping in to visit and share our fun!

On Columbus Day morning, the boys still had their usual violin lessons..
Since  my hubby was off and it was a beeeeeeeeautiful Fall afternoon. despite the fact 
that a myriad of chores beckoned around here, we headed to the farm.
Because there's nothing Long Islanders love more than pretending to be rural -ish.
Let's face it- we're not.
But every Fall, droves of Brooklyn, and Queens
 people head "out east" to my neck of the woods 
for apple picking, pumpkin picking, hay rides and general eastern atmosphere.
And so all of us farm wannabes just love us an afternoon of
barnyard animals, roasted corn, farm mums for our own front stoops or back decks
 and fresh picked Mackintoshes.

Monday- what fun!
We needed it.
We really needed a break and an afternoon of fun nothingness.
The homeschooling life is totally wiping me out this year.
Something different  and time with family was just what I needed.
The hot apple cider helped!

 Then, last  Saturday after the boys' soccer games, 
hubby ( and coach) went to work while my sister and the boys again 
headed a bit east to find some more Autumn.

Thank you friends, thank you always,
for spending some of your precious time here at my spot on the web.
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a few of the hops featured on my right sidebar. 

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Until next time,



  1. Fun!! Houston's not really rural either, but it only takes a few minutes to drive away from it all..and less for us because we're not downtown. ;) I hope you're feeling better each day!!

    1. Carla~

      I'll bet TX is BEAUTIFUL this time of year as well!!
      Thank you so much for stopping by and for your good wishes!

  2. So glad you are feeling better. I think medicines can make us feel worse than the illness sometimes. Great pics! It looks like you and your sweet family had a blast!

    1. Hey Candace~
      True, that's often the case with the meds....

      Thanks for the kind words and for stopping in.



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