Monday, November 2, 2009


Do you know what I love about Autumn?

The word "autumn."  It sounds like eating warm comfort food in a soft, cozy sweater, resting by a fire.

breaking new ground for a harvest to come
family walks while dinner finishes in the oven
burning bushes
fires in the stove burning dead oaks my husband felled to keep us warm
gleaning free walnuts from 100-year-old trees with friends who equally take delight in the experience
fall gardens
home-grown pumpkins that become spicy pies, breads, and cookies
gathering straw from the field with my children for the hens to nest in
raking up oak leaves to nourish the garden beds

Giving thanks.


  1. Oh Katie, what a wonderful life. You make me want to move to a farm so badly and live off the land. I love your beautifully simple and full life that exudes your worship of the Creator in a myriad of ways. You encourage me to slow down, take a deep breath and enjoy the world and people God has created. Blessings on all you Riddle's!

  2. "Autumn" for a girl's name was one of our choices before we found out we were having Ethan.

    Still get warm fuzzies thinking about our walnut day. :)

  3. I love your life! Great photos! I think I have to invite myself over to your place one day;)


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