by Valerie Hooser
The smell of spicy sweet drinks wraps around your nose, pumpkin scent swirls in the breeze, and the crisp earthy leaves crunch beneath each foot you step with.
Fall is here! And there are plenty of things you can do in this colorful season.
Have you ever gone pumpkin looking? Or carved a pumpkin? It is a lot of fun! You can make silly faces out of pumpkins, but to find the right one you need to look for these factors:
- A healthy (not rotting) pumpkin
- A bright orange color
- Sizes can vary to your preference
You will need carving tools like a sharp carving knife and a bowl to dig the seeds out. Things will get messy so bring a pair of rubber gloves to keep your nails pumpkin gut free.
If you want to experience the days of picking your own fruits and vegetables, but with a twist of holiday, apple picking is for you!
There are multiple kinds of apples, honey-crisp, pink lady, fuji, gala, granny smith, and more.
Find a local apple picking farm and get ready to bring a bucket, overalls, boots, and a light jacket. Picking is no easy work! To find the perfect apple you want to look for:
- A bright red or golden yellow color (depends on the kind of apple)
- Look for any holes where a sneaky worm or bug could have hidden in
- Give it a smell if it it smells sweet, grab it
Now, this might sound unoriginal but with fall knocking on your windows there are many varieties of fun desserts to bake!
Pies, cakes, cupcakes, pancakes, waffles, bread, etc.
Adding a dash of pumpkin spice or cinnamon powder really goes a long way. You can bake:
- Pumpkin bread
- Pumpkin pancakes
- Pumpkin waffles
- Cinnamon and pumpkin muffins
Find all the recipes for the desserts here!
So much to choose! There are various activities and they all involve a lot of fun. Spend your autumn with the leaves and pumpkins and don’t forget about the holiday fun!