My Favorite Time of Year

The change of seasons is always a pleasure but fall is my favorite. The smells, the cool air, apple picking, the leaves changing colors and the harvest.
The next few days we will be preparing a roadside set up to sell our cornstalks and pumpkins and we will be decorating around the farm with our bounty. We will also go apple picking. I can’t wait! I always dreamed of having a big barn so we could have an annual Halloween Party but now I don’t have it in me. In a few years when the kids are done with trick or treating I think we will make that a tradition her at Achorn Farm.


I have a love hate relationship with these guys. I love that I feed them and they will feed us. I love that they eat all of our leftovers. I love that they have rototilled and are in the process of fertilizing us one hell of a garden. I hate the way they squeal when I go out to feed them. I hate that Obama thought my finger was a carrot and nearly drew blood. I hate that they intimidate me.

A couple weeks ago John asked me to come out and help him with the pigs. His plan was to deworm them and take the metal tags out of our 2 auction pigs ears. It ended up being quite a scene! Kind of like a kid in the ER when you restrain them but worse. They squealed so loud my neighbors must of thought we were torturing them. John was the pig wrestler and I was suppose to be playing the Vet role. Luke sat on their shelter and watched, he repeatedly said “Mom lets take pictures for your blog”. I think a video would have been more appropriate and we probably could have won “Home Funniest Videos”. They would have had to do a lot of bleeping though, I was not impressed! Actually, I quit farming that day too. Like I said before, I am intimidated by the pigs. The tags were difficult to get out of their ears and I was scared to put my hands too close to their mouths. I managed to get 2 of the 4 tags out and get the wormer in …I think we will summons our neighbor next time because I am all set with pig wrestling. You had to be there to really appreciate this situation.


Can you believe it? John bought me a kitchen aid mixer for my birthday last week. Any tips for bread making with this baby are welcomed!
Late is better then never, right? This was suppose to be posted Monday. The doing not thinking challenge is hosted by Two Frog Home. I am getting 2-3 workouts in a week in (I could step it up a notch), I have yet to return to the gym. I have been eating healthier and I quit diet pepsi last week. I went through caffeine withdrawals for 3 days. I have lost 4 lbs, my goal was to loose 5 by December.