Tuesday, October 16, 2012

What Does October Mean To You?

26 Comments:

Blogger Kelly said...

Colder weather, garlic planting, and Halloween!

October 16, 2012 at 8:29 PM  
Blogger Becca at Rabbit Moon Farm said...

It means reflecting on the year behind me and looking forward to the year ahead. It means remembering my ancestors and others who have passed. It means preparing for next year's gardening.

October 16, 2012 at 8:39 PM  
Blogger Diane said...

Here in the Central Coast wine country of California it means grape harvest! Warm days, and lots of harvest parties and events at the wineries. Pomegranates are just ripening for picking now, and its time to sow winter crops like cauliflower and lettuce. We won't see serious fall-like weather until around Thanksgiving, it's still in the 80's and shorts weather here. Love it, but love hearing about all your more traditional fall activities, too.

October 16, 2012 at 9:29 PM  
Blogger seagrrlz said...

October is my favourite month. I love that the heat is gone.. I love the falling leaves. I start baking more and canning is enjoyable instead of a heat filled chore. It's also time to break out the woollens-woot1

October 16, 2012 at 9:53 PM  
Blogger Kaitlin Torp said...

My birthday!

October 16, 2012 at 10:46 PM  
Blogger Christine said...

I just wrote all about what it means to me :)
http://pinandpurl.blogspot.ca/2012/10/october.html

October 16, 2012 at 11:16 PM  
Blogger Megan, Rudy's mom said...

Beginning to put on sweaters, bundling up, leaves, chilly breezes, and the recent death of my beloved Therapy Dog.

October 16, 2012 at 11:42 PM  
Blogger Megan, Rudy's mom said...

Beginning to put on sweaters, bundling up, leaves, chilly breezes, new beginnings and the recent death of my beloved Therapy Dog.

October 16, 2012 at 11:42 PM  
Blogger Megan, Rudy's mom said...

Beginning to put on sweaters, bundling up, leaves, chilly breezes, and the recent death of my beloved Therapy Dog.

October 16, 2012 at 11:42 PM  
Blogger Anja said...

Favorite month of the year :) love the changing of colours, the golden October as we call it in Germany, the cold that is slowly seeping in, the rays of sunshine and last but not least, I was christened in that month. It means the year is slowly coming to an end it's time to slow down a little

October 17, 2012 at 3:09 AM  
Blogger lemontreelane said...

Finding ways to be COZY!

October 17, 2012 at 6:22 AM  
Blogger coley said...

Fall leaves, pumpkin pie, bonfires, Halloween parties and a new baby girl on Halloween :)

October 17, 2012 at 6:42 AM  
Blogger J.D. Collins said...

October speaks to me like no other month because a) it's my birth month; b) it's technicolor displays thrill me like no other; c) it's rainy days allow me to crawl under a quilt and let the world go by; d) it's the time when the veil between heaven and earth is at its thinest; e) October means that I have the honor of putting garden to bed with gratitude by composting the soil for a long winter's nap.

Yup, that's October!

October 17, 2012 at 6:56 AM  
Blogger Samantha Burns said...

In Maine October means autumn! Hooray for those vivid colors of autumn and the fall foliage reports! Hooray for brisk cool mornings, and sunny golden afternoons when the scent of drying leaves is pungent in the air! Basking in a pile of leaves and listening to the shrieks of my childrens' laughter as they happily demolish the work of raking. That is what October means to me.

October 17, 2012 at 7:57 AM  
Blogger Alison said...

Anniversary trip to the mountains...Asheville, Brevard, Hendersonville. Picking apples, enjoying local cider. The State Fair. Colorful leaves, plentiful pumpkins, wonderful weather. And now, I always think of you, too, Jenna. :)

October 17, 2012 at 8:12 AM  
Blogger Kate said...

October means listening to The Nightmare Before Christmas CD with my kids endlessly. It means creativity as we design and make costumes for our Halloween night celebration. Hundreds of people stream into our neighborhood for the evening and we put our firepit out front so kids can warm up a bit. We meet people and chat with old friends. Our kids enjoy their costumes more than anything else on the 31st. And then on November 1st it's like a new day has dawned and it's quiet as the days get shorter before the growing light brings spring to us again.

October 17, 2012 at 8:20 AM  
Blogger seagoddess said...

Remembering my dad...

October 17, 2012 at 8:42 AM  
Blogger Tara said...

Birthdays, beef stew, scary movie marathons and wishing it was cooler!

October 17, 2012 at 8:59 AM  
OpenID rawketstarling said...

means BLUE BLUE skies, leaves, the smell of dirt. means my favorite beanie coming out of the drawer. means boots, homemade hot chocolate, and soup. october is my absolute favorite month. i never feel as optimistic about life as now.

October 17, 2012 at 10:13 AM  
OpenID rawketstarling said...

means BLUE BLUE skies, leaves, the smell of dirt. means my favorite beanie coming out of the drawer. means boots, homemade hot chocolate, and soup. october is my absolute favorite month. i never feel as optimistic about life as now.

October 17, 2012 at 10:14 AM  
Blogger Carol said...

Blazing red, orange and gold leaves, apple picking, apple pie and apple cake, summer flowers succumbing to the first frost.

It means the first fire in the woodstove, pots of hot tea, heartier meals and more baking.

It also means hard cider and pumpkin beer!

Carol Bailey

October 17, 2012 at 1:45 PM  
Blogger Moose Hollow Farm said...

October means crisp air, crunchy leaves under your feet, birds gathering up in clouds of squawking little bodies to fly south for the winter, stockpiling flour, sugar, etc. for winter baking. It means the first woodsmoke from our chimney & knitting hats for our grandsons, getting out the corduroy & flannel clothes,planning holiday menus and starting to craft gifts for friends & family. October means decorating for Halloween & discussing plans for costumes with my 3 little grandsons & watching the excitement in their faces when we talk about how to make werewolf, pirate and ghost costumes. I love October!!!!!!!!

October 18, 2012 at 7:20 AM  
Blogger Margie said...

October--my favorite month. If you'll go to youtube, you can listen to a wonderful song by Rosemary Clooney, "When October Goes."

October 18, 2012 at 9:00 AM  
Blogger HomesteadDreams said...

The sweet, musty smell of freshly fallen, damp leaves lending an earthy softness to the air. The chill of the dark mornings, when a flannel shirt feels like heaven and puffs of pale smoke issue from my lips with every breath, as the dogs' footprints make dark trails through the frosted grass. The tang of tart apple cider and the sweetness of butternut squash soup. And of course the colors. Rich and vibrant, it's hard to believe that they are real. And gone so quickly- I wish I could hold on to them, but photos and memories just do not do justice. For me, it's all about the senses- my senses are so much more alive in October than at any other time of the year. I spend every waking moment just trying to take it all in- wishing I could bottle it to bring out in mid-winter when the world is white and smells of car exhaust, and the air is sharp and insistent. October is a month of savoring the world, savoring life, and it never lasts long enough.

October 18, 2012 at 10:10 AM  
Blogger Moose Hollow Farm said...

Dear Margie ~ Thanks for telling us about the Rosemary Clooney song on Youtube ~ I just listened to it and love it ~ it's on my favorites, now. Have a wonderful October..............

October 18, 2012 at 12:44 PM  
Blogger Fernleaf said...

October...October is the first frost, the leaves falling and winter storms blowing in from the pacific. October is pumpkin pie, mulled cider and tart apples from the tired trees. October is wool socks and rainy days, stews and roasts. October is time for knitting and warm blankets, waiting for the wind. October is a month of change, a time for hunkering down, and a time of foreboding.

October 18, 2012 at 7:22 PM  

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