Friday, September 11, 2009

Like Buttah





There's a chill in the air as I write this. Accordingly, I've been donning caridgans and corduroys, drinking hard cider (I've seriously got to figure out how to get my hands on this local cider) and pumpkin ale, and making things like applesauce cake with sauce I made last October (from my mom's apples). Pumpkins I grew are tricking out the porch, the dogs want to play ball more, and the smell of burning leaf piles makes me slap happy. 

Busy at work on book number 3, "Homemade Dairy." My days are full of information and research on everything from what causes butter to be yellow to why swiss cheese has holes. Riveting, right? Actually, it is. I'm loving it, all of it. It almost seems impossible that in the past year I could have written two books, begun two more, picked up a weekly column (and a paying one, at that!), and grown here at small measure, with increased readership and a gorgeous banner, courtesy of Alisa Carswell at Lucky 7 Design. It fills me up with gratitude. 

May your weekend be filled with all of your favorite things! 

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love buttah!

nicole said...

i think the slap-happy pre-fall glow is contagious.

{mk} said...

LOVE the porch decor!!

Jessie K said...

Zowsa! You so busy. Yet still have time to create a delightful porch tableau. Tres impressive.

Anonymous said...

Oh my! How delightful to see new pictures of my ONLY (so far) two grandson's. Love the porch! See you later today. Luvins, MOM

Anonymous said...

Hey there girlfriend. You know I was just thinking,(watch out this could be dangerous) how wonderful it is today,September 11th ,to be enjoying such beautiful pictures of the fall decor on your porch plus seeing two wonderful healthy dog's running so freely and not be grateful for all that we have! ! ! There was another September 11th we could'nt say this. MOM

penelope said...

you grew those pumpkins!? they're wonderful!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful arrangement on the porch.Everything looks wonderful.
Great job! Looking forward to the
books.

Kristin Marsh said...

That cider is fantastic. We have family in Floyd, VA who bought some for us. If you find a place in WNC that sells it, please update!