|We have been lucky to have a visit from Grandma Kathy!!!!!|
|Grandma Kathy visited and brought a number of beautiful hand-made goodies for Olivia, like this sweet kimono.|
We met up with my Uncle for a trip to the orchard and a visit to Schoepfle Garden.
|A fun fall sunset picnic of pickles, pumpkin donuts and cider slushies with Uncle Frank, Lilly, Abel, my Mom and the GrandHoffs.|
|walking through the gardens on a perfect Autumn evening, the cousins enjoyed being together|
|Wolfie and Abel|
|Bangsy can't stay out of the water!|
|Grandpa Jay with the wind up and the pitch!|
|Vlad almost falls in!|
|Me with My Mom and Uncle|
We made a big old batch of applesauce to freeze for later in the year. We used the last of our pick-ur-own apples. The boys helped with the china cap and pestle. The sauce was sooooooo good!
Lots of leaves to rake!!!!!!!!
I am still diligently knitting Matt's socks and hope to be done soon! I have successfully made yogurt a few times now! The last batch I made was a gallon and it was the best yet! It is so much better than store bought. All I need is a gallon of milk and a cup of yogurt to use as the starter. easy peazy!! A great tutorial is at Soule Mama. I had been wanting try it for a long time. My first batch didn't set, but I worked it out by the next batch. Next up is finding a fast, low maintenance routine for making batches of soup stock to freeze. I'm on it!