Autumn 2012

arrived rather silently here on the farm. Now that I’m working things tend to sneak up on me.

The fallen hickory nuts and the black walnuts are a true testament that fall is full swing.

My father-in-law informed me that the pecans have begun to fall, but as usual my trees hang on to them until the last minute.

The mums are in bloom and the succulent blooms have put on their autumn shades.

And the boys of fall are finally getting to put those summer long practices to the test.

As much as I love spring and summer, autumn is by far the prettiest time of year!

Remind me that I said that when I am weary of winter and declaring that spring is the prettiest!

Do you know what else has arrived?


And October means Halloween. And Halloween is my favorite holiday to decorate. I love all things spooky.

This year I am turning over the decorating to the teenagers that hang around my house. I will get out the decorations and turn them loose. I can’t wait to see what they come up with!

I’ll be posting pics so stay tuned!

Happy Wednesday!


Just To Satisfy My Curiosity

It’s that time of year.

The leaves are falling….

Among other things around the farm.

The hickory nuts are all over the place.

The black walnuts are here and there.

The pecans are the last to fall.

The trees hang onto their treasures till they no longer can.

Soon me and the squirrels will be battling it out for those long awaited treasures.

 But while I’m waiting, I’m shelling the remainder of last year’s pecans to put in the freezer.

This afternoon while I was sitting there cracking away…

I got to thinking….

How can three people who live in the same house pronounce the same word three different ways?


For instance,  I pronounce it p’cons, totally ignoring the E and pronouncing the A as the short O sound.

The Captain prounces it PEEcons. Putting the emphasis on the first syllable then pronouncing the A with the short O sound.

Now Boo, on the other hand, has probably the most correct pronunciation with PEEcans. With the long E sound, the emphasis on the first syllable and also using the A like it was meant to be used..short vowel sound.

I’m just wondering how that happens.

The Captain and I are from two different parts of the country, so I understand how we can each pronounce it differently.

But Boo has never lived anywhere but here.

You would think that he would pronounce it like one or the other of us.

Maybe the way he says it is how it’s said in South Carolina.

I’ll have to start striking up conversations about pecans with the natives just to see how they say it.

And now I’m wondering how do you say pecans?

So here’s a poll.

Just to satisfy my own curiosity.

But just in case you’ve become curious now that I’ve brought it up, after you vote you will see the results of those who’ve voted before you.

Oh, and thanks for satisfying my curiosity!