I don't know about your neck of the woods, but around here it has really started to feel like fall lately. The trees are just starting to change color, and the colors get a little deeper each day. The air is crisper, the nights are cooler. I think the older I'm getting the more I appreciate fall. We were married in the fall. My birthday, and my farmer's birthday, are in the fall. Fall means deer season, which is a HUGE deal in my family. Fall is our calving season (although we've had so much rain and mud you might think it's spring instead). It's like a big sigh of relief after all the hustle and bustle of summer, all the busy schedules and stifling humidity, but at the same time it's like nature's grand finale, her final show, before the dreary winter barges in and takes the last bit of warmth from the air.
While I didn't get my act together soon enough to post the linkup for the October party, they've told me I can still participate in picking out a few favorites, so those are listed below. The theme for October was Fall, and also Pork because October is national pork month! You can check out all of the posts from the October party here (you can still link up your Fall/Pork posts through the end of the month too!). I'm going to follow in the footsteps of a few of my other co-hosts and list a few favorites, and then ask YOU to leave me a comment voting for your favorite! Just shout out which one you like the best, and next month at the linkup I'll announce your winner!
Lara over at My Other More Exciting Self talks about her first pheasant hunting experience. While I've never been pheasant hunting, you know I hands down appreciate a girl who's willing to get up before dawn, throw on some blaze orange, and isn't afraid to load and shoot a gun to bring home some dinner. And of course fall = hunting :)
Lindsay over at Agri-Cultural with Dr. Lindsay shares a bit on how to save some money with meat prices by buying in bulk and repackaging into smaller portions. Of course she used pork since it's national pork month! Her tips on using the food saver are really great as well and I'll be remembering them when I start packaging up deer meat later this fall!
Erin from Diaries from the Dirt Road posted this pumpkin roll and shares the recipe. I realize most people get overwhelmed with the pumpkin-flavored-everything in the fall time but I love it and this pumpkin roll is no exception, and looks like something I could maybe attempt to make!
Linda at Apron Strings and Other Things shares some fun fall ideas to keep the kiddos occupied and entertained through the fall, but her ideas can work for us older kids as well and I think is a good reminder to slow down and soak up these fall blessings.
Tammy from Taylor-Made Ranch Homestead Blog shared her recipe for homemade pumpkin granola. I've tried some store bought granolas in the past to use with yogurt but they all seem to be really high in sugar, so a homemade recipe seems to be the way to go!
So tell me, which is your favorite?! Please be sure to leave a comment and let me know, so I can award a grand champion next month! And speaking of next month, be sure to check back and link up with November's theme, which will be A Time of Giving.
Check out the other October favorites from the co-hosts: