A Day in October

The days are flying by faster than the geese overhead.  Keeping up a brick and mortar booth as well as several shows this Fall, keeps me on the run and working in my studio constantly.  This morning I attended a country auction.  Didn't buy but one thing, this beautiful old set of dominoes in a wooden box.  Love the patina!

Returning home, I spotted this old truck.  Never one to pass a photo shoot ....I turned around went back and snapped away.  I have been on the hunt for an affordable old truck or van for hauling all my goodies.  Eventually, I will find it.        :)

 The day was so beautiful with its crisp, cool, dry temperature, a brilliant blue sky and pretty turning leaves, I decided to just simply slow down and enjoy it.  Making some observations as I strolled the gardens, I noticed the zinnias had about played out, so I picked the last of them.  Zinnias are wonderful as cut flowers.  Such pretty, happy colors and they last a long time.

Later than usual, but I finally got the front porch decorated for the season. My neighbor had plenty of cornstalks from the cow corn he grows, so I got permission to pick all I wanted.  I had wondered why the corn cob kernels were disappearing plus a mess on the porch every day....thinking squirrels were the culprit.   When I drove up today, the mystery was solved. ....  :)

Did I tell you I decided to try my hand at growing shiitake mushrooms?  Using seasoned oak logs, holes were drilled intermittently in them.  Filled with plugs and then covered with wax, I laid the logs on a board on top of our fireplace wood pile for good circulation and to keep them off the ground.  It's in a shady spot, like the forest floor.  And I was very diligent about watering the logs to keep them damp.  Look what I was rewarded with the other day.  I am told the logs will keep producing for a number of years.  

Well, as happens this time of year, the sun is sinking fast.  I think I will get myself a glass of wine,  sit on my old glider on the deck, read my latest Romantic Homes magazine and enjoy the last of the day.  xo
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Junkchiccottage said...

Hi Lynn,
This is so cool about the mushrooms. Very interesting to learn this. Love the chickens on the porch photo bombing too cute!

20 North Ora said...

Love the photo of the old red truck! Your front porch looks all set for fall - even including the chickens. Interesting about growing the mushrooms.

have a great weekend.


Rita C at Panoply said...

I love this post, Lynn. That's hilarious about the corn kernels and hens. I usually put Indian corn out on my porch, but didn't this year - didn't want to clean up after the squirrels. Your porch looks great, and I love those dominoes and box! I pick those game pieces whenever I spot them, and yours are really handsome. Lucky you with the mushrooms! Have a great weekend.

Sharon @ Blue Willow House said...

Love your photo of the rusting truck and those dominoes. Have a great weekend.

Holly @ Down to Earth Style said...

Hi Lynn!

I enjoyed reading your post. The chickens on your porch are so amazing. I would love a farmhouse with chickens.

You are a busy woman! I hope you are doing great at the Daisy and please tell everyone hello with hugs!


Donna Wilkes said...

Love the photo of the mushrooms. Had to pin the truck.

Crafts a la Mode said...

What a gorgeous old truck. My nephew just bought a rusty old 1949 Ford truck and it is a beauty... full of rust. :)

Best wishes, Linda

Thanks for posting.

Ann Marie said...

Hi, Lynn. What a delightful post. Your photo of the old truck is my favorite, although I enjoyed reading about the missing corn kernels. I saw your link at Elizabeth & Co's party. Ann Marie @ Iris Abbey www.irisabbey.com

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