Celebrate the season of autumn with your family by reliving your childhood memories; sitting by the campfire, walking through a corn maze, exploring a nature trail, leaping into a leaf pile, decorating your home for the season and making comfort foods There are many fun family activities in autumn. So what are you waiting for? Plan an autumn activity of your home and family and have some fun. Here are some ideas.
people are making plans for summer vacations, but here at my house we
are talking about the fall season. This morning I spoke with my
friends about the spring baking day and the autumn season day of
baking was discussed also, in fact we set a date.
that in five months my husband will start organizing his Halloween
decorations so I guess it is okay to discus autumn activities in
February. Needless to say all this talk about autumn has got me
thinking about my favorite outdoor autumn activities.
the leaves change from green to golden, orange and red and the
weather changes to the point where the nights are cool enough for a
sweater that is when you will find me sitting by the fire pit
drinking hot apple cider. I will make plans to celebrate this harvest
time of year by participating in the activities that I enjoy with my
family and friends.
off trail in the Ozark Mountains 2.
Photographing the trees in full seasonal color 3.
Floating down Shoal creek on an Indian summer day 4.
Touring corn mazes 6.
Attending a harvest bazaar at a country church 7.
fruit pies ___
creek is located just south of Joplin Missouri and this creek
features Missouri's largest waterfall.
The creek plunges 15 feet over chert rock which is a very hard creek
bedrock. In fall hiking or taking a float trip along the Shoal creek
is one of my favorite things to do.
of my favorite fall activities is going to my brother’s to harvest
pears from his trees.We harvest all pears on the trees. If the pears are not ripe then we take steps to ripen them in a cool area in our basement or fruit cellar.
gather bushels of mature pears and put them in cardboard boxes or
large brown bags. Then we will ripen the pears by storing them in a
dark cool section of our basement. This area should be 60 to 70
degrees for best results.
on the pears every few days, they should be ripe and ready for
cooking in a few weeks. You
can also put the pears in a brown bag and put the bag in the
refrigerator. This method of ripening will take approximately ten
days for the pears to be ready.
I met up with my friends and we agreed that we will all get
together before Easter and then again in the fall for a day of
baking. Baking with friends is fun and it enables us to to
have variety of desserts and breads for our family.
the spring we will make cream pies, cookies, breakfast muffins
and sweet bread recipes and in the fall we bake with our harvested
fruit; apples, pears. Plus we will make cranberry, chocolate and pumpkin recipes.
always look forward to baking day, but my favorite holiday for baking
is in the autumn. I really enjoy making comfort bake goods. Last year
the baking day was in my kitchen and it was way too small. This year
I will go to my friends house and there will be plenty of room for
all of us.
a rule, we must use recipes that are passed down through
the family. Or in other words none of the recipes are new, they are
all from our childhood.
all of the baking is done, we will grab our food containers and go
through the line picking out a variety of desserts and baked
goods for our families to enjoy, throughout the holiday