Yes, it’s fall in Maine! Look at that beautiful color in my backyard. I especially love that dead tree sticking up above it all. It’s a favorite place for the crows to hang out, and I have even seen a juvenile bald eagle there once! It has been busy this fall with the normal start of the school routine, and of course fall sports for the boys. K started travel soccer this fall and it has kept us busy. He’s having an awesome time and has improved a lot with the higher caliber of play and coaching.
The girls are doing wonderfully. We have 1 barred rock and 5 golden comets. They have been pretty consistently giving us 4-6 eggs per day. I need to discover some new frittata recipes or something! Too….many….eggs. My friends are going to begin to be the lucky recipients of fresh eggs. K loves hard boiled eggs, but I’ve discovered that you can’t hard-boil the fresh eggs. Well, I knew that to be true, but I have also proven it several times. Last time I hard-boiled some, I let them sit for about 10 days before boiling them. That still wasn’t quite long enough. The shells are really difficult to remove and you get a mangled egg. I’m going to try 2 weeks next time.
I made a great kim chi fried rice with fried eggs on top last night for dinner. I’ll share the recipe this weekend. The kids don’t like fried rice, but Hubby and I loved it!
My annual Halloween display needs some new additions this year. J wants to make more ghosts. I’m not sure what to make though. Hmm….maybe a floss wrapped bendy doll in the shape of a skeleton? That might be fun. Some mini hay bales? Or maybe these hay bundles?
Of course, the month is getting away from me. So we’ll see if I end up with time to make anything. I have a project to make for a fundraiser auction for J’s old school, and of course I haven’t even started on Halloween costumes yet!! K wants to be a red ninja, and J wants to be Yoshi from Super Mario Bros. Ninja is not so hard. Yoshi…..hmm…..more difficult. I’m thinking this dinosaur tail, plus a hooded fleece cape with some spines down the back. That’s my project for this weekend.
This has absolutely nothing to do with anything but how super-cool are these mushrooms growing up a tree in the woods behind our house??