I love Autumn. It has long been my favorite time of year. We live in Carthage, the Maple Leaf City.
Fall means the Maple Leaf Festival and the biggest parade in the four states.
Fall means Farm Girl Fest.
Fall means pumpkins! A few years ago, my husband and I lived in the country and had a pumpkin patch. I loved everything about it. I loved seeing the baby pumpkins as they formed and grew. I loved harvesting them. I loved selling them and the craft items I'd made. The name Harvest Lane came from our farm, Harvest Lane Farm. I'd been Laura of Harvest Lane on-line for awhile; so, when we moved to town, we called our home Harvest Lane Cottage.
Fall is apple cider with mulling spices, chai tea, homemade from scratch cocoa, smoke from our wood stove, soup simmering on the stove, bread baking in the oven, the smells of pumpkin and cinnamon coming from my oven or my favorite candles.
Fall is snuggling up with a good book while I listen to the rain falling outside, thankful that my children are gathered around me.
Fall means walks with my children, looking for pretty leaves.
Fall means school in the park. We love setting up on a picnic table, enjoying the weather, and then playing when we're done, or during "recess".
Fall means planning for Christmas gifts, sneaking in a little Christmas music while I'm working, and creating for for friends and family.
Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage