Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Autumn Bucket List Update -'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

1. Write my autumn bucket list
2. Plan my fall menus
3. Visit the 42nd Annual Missouri Town 1855 Arts, Crafts, and Music Festival with my cousin, Sara

Sara and I at Missouri Town 1855's Annual Fall Festival
4. Visit Burr Oak Woods and hike the Bethany Falls Trail

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! 
5. Make a batch of Pumpkin Streusel Muffins 

Pumpkin Streusel Muffins
6. Do a good old-fashioned fall cleaning before the holidays arrive
7. Make a batch of Mini Baked Pumpkin Cake Doughnuts

Mini Baked Pumpkin Cake Doughnuts
8. Celebrate National Bison Day at Prairie State Park

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:

        a) Drovers
        b) Gayfeather
        c) Path of the Sky People
        d) Path of the Earth People
        e) Coyote
        f) Sandstone

Do a leaf rubbing
11. Celebrate autumn birthdays with the grandlittles
12. Make my own pumpkin spice coffee creamer to use in tea
13. 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.
14. Purchase some mums

Found these HUGE potted mums at a garden center in
early October for half off! I bought to give
away and one to keep. We planted ours not too long after
purchasing. I noticed the other day that there are still
have straggling blooms here and there on mine. 
15. 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.

16. Plan and complete autumn programs at work -

      A) Fun With Fungi (HS)

Here the children were working on their
notebooks about mushrooms.
      B) Spider Web Wonders (Library)

This little girl proudly displays the pretzel and icing spider web that she made.

      C) Terrific Turkeys (HS)

A turkey feather and a real turkey egg.

      D) 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
18. Build a bonfire
Family and friends joined us for a backyard bonfire.
19. Carve a pumpkin

The Pumpkin That I Carved
20. Visit the Louisburg Cider Mill

That there is a whole lotta apples!!! 😲
21. Bake a pumpkin pie
22. Go on a hayride

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!
23. Drink apple cider
24. Study cattails
25. Enjoy a juicy red apple
26. Pick up pecans from the trees growing in our backyard
28. Lead an impromptu hike on a very frosty morning and observe frost flowers in the field

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!
29. Prepare a Native American meal for my cousin, Dave
30. 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...

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