We enjoyed our first official Autumn weekend...
with temperatures in the low 40's during the night and 50's during the day.
It was wonderful!
We've waited so long to finally get Autumn weather...
and so have the animals.
Everyone spent even the sunniest part of the day basking in the cool air.
It's the greenest October that I can remember... no leaves have begun to change yet...
with the exception of this one large shrub near the old log cabin.
Our weekend was chock-full, as planned.
Hubbs had a little foot surgery on Friday and that went well.
He is out of commission for a while... until he can comfortably put a shoe on.
He's using the time to catch up on his reading and his life-long education.
Saturday morning I spent the morning at Tyler's soccer game and then took him shopping
for books as promised.
He has become a voracious reader... and as long as he has a book,
he avoids "screen time".
So... we bought books! (Diary of a Wimpy Kid series books)
This boy is my sweetheart. He plays soccer with so much heart and soul...
so different from the days of "crazy legs".
I spent Saturday afternoon working outside in the garden,
and cleaning the pastures... with lots of company.
While out in the pasture, I couldn't help but notice that Faith had sunk to an
all time low for laziness... munching on grass as she laid there in the sun.
The pigs and I had a little lovin' session in the pasture.
I always wonder what someone might think if they drove past and saw me
smooching on my pigs.
Tim and Amanda stopped at the farm after going to the Penn State game,
and stayed the night.
It was perfect timing, because we were due for a hay delivery on Sunday morning...
and it was great to have extra hands on deck.
They stacked the hay in the barn,
as Mack and Easton's daddy, Andy loaded hay on the elevator
and sent it upstairs to them.
Meanwhile, Grammie was the babysitter.
(much easier than loading hay!)
It looks as though we have a couple Ritz cracker thieves in our midst!
Poor Sammy, all this work tires him out!
Sunday afternoon I made soft pretzels.
This time, after dipping them in the baking soda/water bath,
I took them out and baked them in the brick pizza oven...
My goal is to try making more and more things in the outdoor oven.
It was a super-fun weekend spent with all three of my favorite littles...
made even better with spectacular weather.
I won't mention the fact that we started off the weekend with this little lady