The end of September in Arkansas starts to bring warm days but really cool nights. I love to wake up early and put on a long-sleeve t-shirt and enjoy a cup of coffee outside. I love that it is warm enough to wear shorts and t’s in the daytime but not so hot that you get all sweaty. The days are great for being outside and when you are inside you can open the windows.
Today was a great outside kind of day. I spent most of the morning outside watching my four chickens fight over a frog one of them had found. We enjoyed a wonderful breakfast of fried eggs from our chickens, bacon from a local farm, toast, homefried potatoes and apple cider! We sat in the gazebo reading and talking for several hours. Around 1:00 we decided to go for a 4-wheeler ride down into the bottoms to check out the progress on the Natural Gas pipeline. The guys were hard at work trying to pump the trenched of 30 feet of water that collected when the river flooded after Hurricane Gustav blew threw. Richie also wanted to try this trail that goes through the woods near Horseshoe lake. We got about 30 yards into the woods and realized that most of the trail was still flooded. After floating through a mud puddle that was up to our knees we decided to turn back. The woods were also filled with MILLIONS of mosquitoes that had never tasted human blood before and they had literally COVERED us! We got out of there as quick as we could! For dinner we grilled hot dogs and ate outside. At sunset we decided to build a campfire. Sitting around a campfire is one of my favorite things to do. It brings back so many great memories from my childhood. I love to watch the color of the flames, I love the sound of the wood crackling as it burns and I love the smell of the smoke. We also decided that we would make S’mores! YUM! What’s a campfire without S’mores.
Fall is my favorite season!