Happy autumn! This is my favorite season, the season of the harvest (though working on a farm has made me appreciate the summer harvest sooo much more). Yesterday, we harvested the first of the pumpkins and gourds, and it was glorious.
Welcome pumpkins, gourds, winter squash, broccoli, kale, apples, apple cider, turkeys, misty mornings, cool breezes, long sleeves, straw mazes, haunted houses, afternoon baking, candy corn. Though winter is right around the corner and the cold is slowly creeping into the air, I can’t see this as the season of melancholy. It’s a season of great beauty, color, and tastes.
One of my favorite places on earth is Weber’s Cider Mill Farm in Baltimore, MD. They make the best apple cider donuts, as well as great baked goods and apple cider drinks. They have a huge store/gift shop on their farm, as well as a barnyard, a pick-your-own apple orchard, a pumpkin walk (each year they paint characters on pumpkins, featuring fairy tale characters as well as celebs and politicians and other real VIPs), hay rides, a pumpkin patch, and a build-your-own scarecrow station. It’s a great interactive farm experience for all ages, and if you’re ever in Maryland in the fall, I definitely recommend checking it out!