Here in Michigan, the cooler temperatures have arrived and the leaves are changing to the beloved brilliant hues of autumn. Fall is here!
This season is my favorite and I want to share some ways to celebrate on the homestead.
Read fall-themed books with your children.
Read Fall-Themed Books With Your Children
“Eva’s class cannot wait for their field trip to the pumpkin farm! On the farm, they pick apples, milk cows, and even make new friends. But then an award-winning pumpkin goes missing! Eva and her friends will have to solve the mystery. Will they find the pumpkin in time for the holiday party… and also help a friend in need? In this sweet fall story, Eva discovers that everyone has something to be thankful for!”
“Pumpkins can be baked in a pie. Pumpkins can be carved into jack-o’-lanterns. Pumpkin seeds can be roasted for a healthy snack. But how does a tiny seed turn into a big pumpkin? Read and find out what a pumpkin seed needs to help it grow!”
“Every year, giant pumpkin contests take place at fairs across the country—the 2012 record-holder weighed over a ton! The latest craze is to carve the most enormous pumpkins into racing boats. But what’s next? Why not think really big? Award-winning artist Wendell Minor does just that as he imagines larger-than-life pumpkins decorating some of America’s favorite places—as immense as the Capitol dome, Mount Rushmore, the Brooklyn Bridge, even the Grand Canyon! This celebration of famous landmarks and landscapes plays with concepts of size and scale and is full of fun facts.”
Try A New Recipe
These two books are filled to the brim with fall recipes to try! I could eat squash every night for dinner and I can’t wait to try some of these recipes.
Bake and decorate themed cookies
I bake my family’s butter cookies several times a year. It always marks a holiday or special occasion. Most of my cookie cutters are sourced from the thrift store, but in case you can’t make it there check out this Halloween Cookie Cutter Set.
Carve pumpkins and winter squash
Photo from Karin @Woodbridge_dairy_farm. Her daughter carved this pumpkin and won a contest!
Pumpkins are traditionally carved, but why not think outside-the-box and try something new this year? Regardless of what you choose, we found some great Carving Tools and Pumpkin Punchers to help make your creative designs come to life!
Get the whole gang involved and rock this group costume. Add more produce to the mix and you could represent your entire garden!
If you’re not able to commit to a full costume, consider wearing some accessories, like the ever-so-sophisticated corn hat or the elegant chicken hat and beak set with a matching pair of socks. Your children would love this farm animals glasses set too! (The chicks are my personal favorite.)
What are some ways you celebrate Halloween on the homestead? Share your traditions with us below.
Written by Kendra
As of February 2022, Kendra Higgins is the new owner of Homesteaders of Michigan after purchasing the business outright from Founder, Kayla.
It’s been wonderful working with you all to create this virtual community of homesteaders, gardeners, and farmers. I wish you all the best – you’re in better hands than before and I look forward to seeing this community grow! – Kayla
Meet Nicole and Robert Goetz of Frontiere Farmhouse, right outside of Marshall, Michigan.
“We own nine acres in Calhoun County Michigan, where we raise pastured poultry for meat and eggs, pigs, and rare breed Jacob sheep. We have some pet goats, a bunch of geese, and a dog and a cat. Robert is a full-time engineer, and Nicole runs the farm full time.
We bought this property four years ago, in December 2016. We started gardening on the porch of our duplex the summer before, and decided we needed way more room.”
Meet Kate from Galesburg, MI. Kate has been part of the Homesteaders of Michigan community since its inception in early 2019 and I was so happy to partner with her during our "A Few Of Our Favorite Things" photo challenge on Instagram, where she participated as a...
Keep in mind that we may receive commissions when you click our links and make purchases. However, this does not impact our reviews and comparisons. We try our best to keep things fair and balanced, in order to help you make the best choice for you. This site contains affiliate links to products. We may receive a commission for purchases made through these links.
*Blog posts are solely the views & opinions of the author, and do not represent Homesteaders of Michigan or our affiliates.
*As an Affiliate, Homesteaders of Michigan may earn from qualifying purchases made through links posted on this site.
Connecting homesteaders of Michigan with informational resources, and most importantly each other.