Foliage is past peak here,and many of the bright yellows,reds,are oranges are not quite as bright and pretty. Many leaves are in the process of turning brown. Our maple tree in the front yard has lost all it's leaves. While the we have been fairly fortunate with the weather-the temperatures haven't been too chilly-we are now starting a stretch of days in 40's and lows at night in the 20's. Today is overcast,and we had to start up the wood stove to ward off the chill. I have Cinnamon and Pumpkin Spice candles lit,and the heat and the scent make things very cozy.
We have finally figured out how big we want the barn.Now that the garden boxes have all been pulled up,it easier to visualize it and measure it out. The barn will be attached to our garage,and will measure 20' X 30'. Rick went down the street to our local lumber yard to check out pole barn packages with shiplap siding. We have to start digging very soon,before the ground hard freezes. As soon as we get our pricing,we can submit the plan to the town so we can get our building permit.
Today I am making soap,and am excited to use my new acrylic mold with dividers. I can make 15 bars of soap with it. I want to sell soap,and for it to look as nice as possible. I can not cut a straight line to save my life-so my previous soaps have always been less than pretty,which is OK for our use-but for selling purposes,not such a good thing.
I thought I would leave you with some photos of our Halloween outdoor decorations. You can see some of our new stairs/mini deck in the first photo. I am going to take better pictures when the new doors are in.
Have a lovely day!!!