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teddletonmr
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on 09/16/2013

Just for fun I was wondering, what does the fall time of year mean to you. Football, thanksgiving, pumpkins, and Halloween, the kids back in school fundraisers and all that fun stuff or something else.

For me, I am thinking about making and canning homemade applesauce, all suggestions appreciated.

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ologsinquito
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on 09/16/2013

I love the cooler weather and all that you mentioned. It's a beautiful time of year.


teddletonmr
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on 09/16/2013

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I love the cooler weather and all that you mentioned. It's a beautiful time of year.

Ah yes, cooler weather, shorter days and longer nights make it easier to find time for writing.


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JoHarrington
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on 09/16/2013

I love the trees.  There's a motorway (the M50), which goes from England into Wales, which is so lovely in autumn.  As you head towards Ross, there's a whole valley full of trees.  You can see for miles over them. So many colours.

In fact, I've just talked myself into a visit to Abergavenny.  I'll wait a few weeks, for the trees to really be at their best.

Dislike?  It's a bit too cold for camping.

Second like?  It's now colder!   I'm always way too hot in summer.  Autumn is my time. :D


WriterArtist
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on 09/16/2013

Love the colours of Fall. This is the season that has the Nature in its full glory.


sheilamarie
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on 09/16/2013

I really love the fall. All the things that were mentioned above. Teddy, this is the first year in a while that I won't be canning fruit. I'm not supposed to eat sugar any more. Does anyone have any tips on canning without sugar? I'm planning to dry fruit, but I'm not sure you can preserve without any sugar at all.

Any tips?


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teddletonmr
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on 09/16/2013

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I love the trees.  There's a motorway (the M50), which goes from England into Wales, which is so lovely in autumn.  As you head towards Ross, there's a whole valley full of trees.  You can see for miles over them. So many colours.

In fact, I've just talked myself into a visit to Abergavenny.  I'll wait a few weeks, for the trees to really be at their best.

Dislike?  It's a bit too cold for camping.

Second like?  It's now colder!   I'm always way too hot in summer.  Autumn is my time. :D

 

Hey Jo, I think I see a future article on your trip complete with beautiful  pictures, yes?


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teddletonmr
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on 09/16/2013

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Love the colours of Fall. This is the season that has the Nature in its full glory.

WriterArtist , the colors of fall are beautiful!


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teddletonmr
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on 09/16/2013

really love the fall. All the things that were mentioned above. Teddy, this is the first year in a while that I won't be canning fruit. I'm not supposed to eat sugar any more. Does anyone have any tips on canning without sugar? I'm planning to dry fruit, but I'm not sure you can preserve without any sugar at all.

Any tips?

 

That sugar thing is a problem for many folks. I made a small batch of applesauce using Splenda and a touch of cinnamon the kids liked.


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WordChazer
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on 09/16/2013

I love the colors, (OK, colours) and the colder nip in the air.

Really not so keen on the insect life that wants to come and roost/hibernate indoors. They can just keep their legs OUTSIDE. I don't go looking to spend the whole day outside when the temperature gets beyonf my 22* comfort zone, after all.


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dustytoes
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on 09/16/2013

Fall in New England is usually quite lovely, so I am hoping for nice color this year and some good photos to come from it.

I never minded raking leaves until I moved into this new house where the leaves never end, so I don't look forward to that.  I also don't like the shorter days.

I also love going to the orchards and picking apples!

And watch the Patriots play football.


teddletonmr
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on 09/17/2013

WordChazer,

I love the colors, (OK, colours) and the colder nip in the air.

 

Really not so keen on the insect life that wants to come and roost/hibernate indoors. They can just keep their legs OUTSIDE. I don't go looking to spend the whole day outside when the temperature gets beyonf my 22* comfort zone, after all.

 

WordChazer I also prefer to keep outdoor critters outdoors. Your comment reminded me of a small field mouse infestation. A couple of years ago, my oldest son decided the best way to make his own flavored sunflower seeds were to make them himself. Using brown paper bags hung in the garage full of sunflower heads, that were full of seeds, the drying process in the garage was well underway when suddenly the local mouse population of the entire county decided to throw a party in our garage.

 

Dustytoes,

Fall in New England is usually quite lovely, so I am hoping for nice color this year and some good photos to come from it.

 

I never minded raking leaves until I moved into this new house where the leaves never end, so I don't look forward to that. I also don't like the shorter days.

 

I also love going to the orchards and picking apples!

 

And watch the Patriots play football.

 

Pam, I understand about not wanting to rake leaves these days, as our yard is full of large Maple trees. These days we use our trusty leaf blower instead of the old leaf rake. Picking fresh apples has its own rewards; hot cider is a family favorite on those brisk autumn afternoons.


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MaggiePowell
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on 09/17/2013

Fall hits me two ways... in the Bay Area near San Francisco, we actually have warmer weather in Fall than in Summer, so that's nice.

I love that the kids are back in school.

Soccer

BUT I hate that the sun goes earlier.. less light makes me nutty

 

WordChazer
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on 09/17/2013

@teddletonmr Owie. Mum-in-law is the mouse disliker.

My particular dislike has more than four legs and usually spins webs. We have enough and more of them in this area, for sure. My husband is designated remover, fortunately his size 10 (UK) feet usually manage to do the job...


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WordChazer
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on 09/17/2013

No, I only need one copy of this...


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teddletonmr
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on 09/17/2013

Fall hits me two ways... in the Bay Area near San Francisco, we actually have warmer weather in Fall than in Summer, so that's nice.

 

I love that the kids are back in school.

 

Soccer

 

BUT I hate that the sun goes earlier.. less light makes me nutty

 

MaggiePowell I remember spending our vacation in Morgan Hills Ca. a few years ago. Warm days, cool nights, let me rephrase, cold nights in summer is different than we in the Midwest are accustomed.


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teddletonmr
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on 09/17/2013

WordChazer, we too have a lot of spiders, ants, and creepy crawlers lurking about the place.


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Jyreeil
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on 09/25/2013

Luckily I don't have to rake leaves, because I live in an apartment building... Not looking forward to having to rake leaves when I get my own house.  Mowing the lawn for that matter too.

 

Anyways, I like the mild weather, because it means lower heating or air conditioning bills.  Summer is usually a little more expensive than spring and fall, but winter is the most expensive because of such cold weather.  Somebody mentioned Football, well I'm going to go against the grain and mention Cross-Country.  I'm a runner at heart, and was in Cross-Country 5 years starting in 8th grade.  Unfortunately I have kind of let myself go, and it is really hard to get in shape after several years of lazyness.  My best time on the 5k I believe was 18:45, can anyone top that?  Or I guess it would be more like squeeze under that time.  So, I'm really trying hard to get in shape, but it's really slow going.


WordChazer
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on 09/25/2013

Jyreeil I can walk a 5k in under 45 minutes, even with a hangover, which is better than some runners.


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teddletonmr
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on 09/26/2013

Jyreeil, back in the days of my youth when I was in much better shape, my personal best cross-country time for 3-miles was 17.35. These days, I can’t get out of my own way fast. However, there are many stories I have to tell.Foot in Mouth


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