Well...it's the last day of autumn and that means that it's time to update and see how I did at fulfilling my plans for the autumn of 2017.
“While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease" (Genesis 8:22).
My Autumn Bucket List 2017
|Sara and I at Missouri Town 1855's Annual Fall Festival|
|I actually pulled this one off twice this year! Once with|
my two daughters and the grandlittles...
|...and a second time with my beautiful friend from |
Brazil. It was a real treat both times!
|Pumpkin Streusel Muffins|
Make a batch of Mini Baked Pumpkin Cake Doughnuts
Celebrate National Bison Day at Prairie State Park
|Mini Baked Pumpkin Cake Doughnuts|
|Celebrating National Bison Day @ Prairie State Park|
Note: This is NOT a live animal. Never ever approach a live bison.
They weigh 2,000 lbs and run 35 mph. You can't outrun them!
9. Hike all six trails at Prairie State Park to experience the tall grasses at their peak:
c) Path of the Sky People
d) Path of the Earth People
Celebrate autumn birthdays with the grandlittles
Make my own pumpkin spice coffee creamer to use in tea
Visit a pumpkin patch and find the largest pumpkin possible
|We visited the pumpkin patch at the Louisburg Cider Mill |
with our daughter and son-in-law and their five children. Here
the grandlittles are in front of the pumpkin patch sign.
|I think that Miss Mercy gets the grand prize for|
finding the largest pumpkin.
Purchase some mums
Visit a corn maze
|We actually pulled this one off twice this year, too! We went|
through the corn maze at Louisburg Cider Mill the first time around.
|Then went through Pathways Corn Maze the second time.|
|The whole clan (or most of it anyway) joined us at Pathways and we |
had a great time! The corn was much taller here than at Louisburg.
Plan and complete autumn programs at work -
Spider Web Wonders (Library)
|This little girl proudly displays the pretzel and icing spider web that she made.|
Terrific Turkeys (Library)
|The children not only enjoyed learning about turkeys,|
but getting their picture taken by the mounted turkey
lent to us by the Missouri Department of Conservation.
17. Go camping with my husband
Build a bonfire
Carve a pumpkin
|Family and friends joined us for a backyard bonfire.|
|The Pumpkin That I Carved|
Visit the Louisburg Cider Mill
Go on a hayride
Drink apple cider
24. Study cattails
|We actually got in on three hay rides this year. The first one|
was at the Louisburg Cider Mill, the second one was at Missouri Town 1855,
and the third one was at the Pathways Corn Maze.
Our family pretty much filled up the wagon on this ride!
24. Study cattails
Enjoy a juicy red apple
Pick up pecans from the trees growing in our backyard
|All these folks turned out after being notified pretty|
much last minute after discovering that proper weather
conditions for frost flowers was on its way.
|They were not disappointed!|
Celebrate Thanksgiving with family and friends
|We had a lovely Thanksgiving with friends and family|
at our youngest daughter and son-in-law's!
Welp...that's it! I didn't get to everything on my list, but I did get to most of it...and that made for a lot of sweet memories!
Until next time...