Tuesday, October 26, 2010

A fabulous final day in October...

What a wonderful surprise to wake and find mother nature has decided to show off. I have a chance to use the screen door and smell the fall and see the colors! Yay!

Just a shot out of the front door...

I made an apple tart today and it was SO easy. I took a Pillsbury refrigerated crust (just 1) and filled it with cut apples, cinnamon, nutmeg, sugar, cloves, flour, and pumpkin pie spice mix. The little burst of ginger in the mix was terrific. I pulled the crust around the apples and used a egg wash and sprinkle of sugar on it. I also cook all my pies on a oven warmed pizza stone, this always helps the bottom of the crust to cook through. Super easy and yummy!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The grass is growing...!

This picture was taken just minutes ago...check out the grass! Wooo hoooo...

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

A finished summer project and some vibrant fall colors to enjoy!

Yes, it is finished the the next step is waiting for the grass to grow! This summer the project included one structural engineer with a vision, 11 truck loads of gravel, 1,500 lbs. quickcrete, 20,000 lbs. retaining wall units, 1 custom precast cap, 1 special order light, 6 cubic yards concrete, 20,000 lbs. of open pavers, 20 lbs. of grass seed, 9 bales of straw 1/2 truck load of topsoil, compost oh, of course one beautiful supportive wife, and the sidewalk and driveway ~ PRICELESS. :)

Looking up at the hill from the top of our road...lovely.

I love the blue sky and sunshine against the trees in our yard. Fall is my all time favorite time of the year. One of the reasons to love Colden.


Yep...it is that time of year for Sally the sawmill to come out and show her stuff.