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One of the best times of the year is Fall. It is the blessed cool down after a hot summer. Every year my boyfriend and I go out to a farm and get pumpkins. We like one particular farm that carries all kinds of difference squash and pumpkins. We are squash fans so we love getting a large variety. The farm also has some of the most delicious apples and a small  flock of adorable sheep. Here are some pictures from our trip this year.

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This last picture is the stash that we came home with. Dumpling squash, a Naples long, two sugar pie pumpkins, a Japanese pumpkin I don’t remember the name of, the yellow one I don’t remember either, a Marina di Chioggia, and a Turks Hat. Unfortunately the Naples Long got damaged in the car and spoiled. So I think we will be going back to the farm for more squash.


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I have to say I’m so sorry that I’ve been really lazy about posting for this whole year. I’ve got tons going on right now. I’m working, volunteering at Fort Nisqually, and going to school as well. I have started a new blog about my time at Fort Nisqually and you can see it here https://fortnisquallydiary.wordpress.com/. Once school is over I’m going to start my photo project again and hopefully catch up on taking project photos. Right now I’ll leave you with a picture from the large event we had yesterday at Fort Nisqually.

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Fishing Trip

I’ve always wanted to become a fisher woman. So my boyfriend promised to take me out fishing. So we finally made it out on our first fishing trip. We went to a great place called Swofford Pond. I had a great time! It was beautiful and I managed to catch myself a fish. 012 013 018

We got to the pond in the late morning. We fished throughout the day but caught our fish in the evening. The sunset over the pond was amazing.

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He wasn’t a very big fish. A small mouth bass, maybe 6″. We didn’t keep him but that was okay. I was just super excited to catch my first fish.

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So here are some photos of our little gardens progress. The plants seem to be growing pretty well. One of the rose bushes has started blooming and smells wonderful. You can see the new growth on the second rose bush. Even the honeysuckle has gained a few inches of growth.

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Also I’ve started to fall in love with canning. There is something just very fascinating and fun about it. It is great to take seasonal food and be able to put them aside for later on in the year. Also I like it when I can make my own food rather than buy it. We live in a place with a great farmer’s market and can get some really nice things. I’ve made Strawberry-Rhubarb jam, Strawberry Syrup, Rhubarb Syrup, Sweet Pear and Cherries and some Cherry butter. Hopefully I can tackle some veggies soon.

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Due to the generosity of my friend Xenia I was able to get a new camera. I AM SO EXCITED!!!!! It feels so good to have a good camera again. So expect lots of pictures and maybe some art photography again. So of course I had to try out my camera. I took picture of the little patio garden we have going right now. We have roses, a honeysuckle, a lavender, and a thorn less raspberry. The camera is a Nikon Coolpix L105. I also took a few pictures of the view from our patio. I love sitting outside in the good weather and watching the ships.

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I haven’t been great about sharing anything for months now. Even though I’ve decided to come back to my blog. I don’t really have any good excuses but part of it was just being busy, part was holidays. At the beginning of the year I moved to a completely new city and there is all the chaos that follows that. The past week I’ve been sewing for some commissions. Those are mostly done so I’ll be able to start my own sewing and crafting again. In the next three months I have a full Victorian ensemble and Elizabethan ensemble to make. As well as a man’s Elizabethan ensemble. So here I come sewing machine!

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Fall Color

October (5)

Sorry I don’t have anything to share with you all. With graduate school and a new job I’ve been pretty busy. I do have things to share, once I can get a couple of pictures. Hopefully next week I can show off my 1838 dress I’m working on. 🙂 For now enjoy the pretty Fall pictures and Happy Autumn!

October (22)

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