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What is your favorite Fall tradition aside from holiday traditions?

  1. ChristinS profile image96
    ChristinSposted 5 years ago

    What is your favorite Fall tradition aside from holiday traditions?

    Halloween and Thanksgiving aside, do you enjoy other Fall traditions? What are they?
    We love to make fresh apple butter and we tend to have gatherings around the firepit outside.  What are your non-holiday related Fall traditions?

  2. lburmaster profile image82
    lburmasterposted 5 years ago

    Grilling and camping. My partner likes to show his camping and grilling tips and I get to taste his fantastic cooking. We love doing these together and I'm addicted to smores!

    1. ChristinS profile image96
      ChristinSposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Fall camping trips are indeed a lot of fun.  My son is on crutches right now so we are missing out this year unfortunately, but we love to go summer and fall smile

    2. lburmaster profile image82
      lburmasterposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I hope he recovers soon and that you enjoy camping in the spring.

  3. Bretsuki profile image77
    Bretsukiposted 5 years ago

    Growing up in England, I used to love collecting and playing "Conkers

    I lived close to a park which had dozens of mature Horse Chestnut Trees. As my friends and I went back to school we would throw sticks up into the trees to knock down the prickly seed cases. The large nut inside is inedible, but we would dry them and drill a hole through the centre from top to bottom, thread them individually onto a shoelace and then as one person holds their conker still their opponent flicks their conker into it until they either miss or the laces tangle, the player to call strings first gets to take a turn. This continues until one of the conkers is smashed and the winning (conquering conker) becomes a oncer, twicer, thricer etc.

    As an sadult I still collected conkers, but planted them around the park. By the time I left in 2006 four or five of my planted conkers had formed some nicely growing trees for future generations of "conkerers"

    1. ChristinS profile image96
      ChristinSposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      wow that is very interesting and I think its great that you planted more trees to let the tradition continue. smile

  4. OldRoses profile image96
    OldRosesposted 5 years ago

    Opening my kitchen.  I don't cook much during the summer.  The kitchen stays "closed" during the hot summer weather.  As soon as the cool fall weather arrives, I start cooking (and baking) up a storm.  I love a warm house filled with the great smell of cooking and baking when it's chilly outside.

  5. Angela Blair profile image77
    Angela Blairposted 5 years ago

    Living in Texas, the summer heat curtains a lot of small, enjoyable customs -- like having morning coffee on my front porch. A small thing? Yes, but there's great contentment in having my big, white cat "Dirty White Boy" curl up in my lap as I drink coffee in the very early a.m. and enjoy a cool breeze. The squirrels and birds are just beginning their daily activities and that's the only thing that breaks the early morning silence on my quiet street -- a great time for thinking and reflections.

  6. rfmoran profile image87
    rfmoranposted 5 years ago

    Pumpking picking on the beautiful North Fork of Long Island

  7. Marpi profile image68
    Marpiposted 5 years ago

    Cooking, canning and apple picking. You can do them separately and then combine the three.

  8. Trish303 profile image73
    Trish303posted 5 years ago

    For me and my kids it is getting all the leafs together and us all jumping in. No matter how big they are getting they still get out of seeing mom jump into leaves and pulling them in and doing a leaf fight with them.

  9. TeachableMoments profile image76
    TeachableMomentsposted 5 years ago

    Making a leaf collage with my daughter. She loves collecting fall leaves! Then we hang her decorations throughout the house.

  10. mvillecat profile image76
    mvillecatposted 5 years ago

    We usually take a trip to the North Georgia Mountains for a day of apple eating and leaf seeing. It is something I have done all my life.

  11. cat on a soapbox profile image96
    cat on a soapboxposted 5 years ago

    In hot and dry So. California, Fall is the best time for planting. The soil is warm , but the air is beginning to cool. Perennials will have both Winter and Spring to develop good root structure. My Fall tradition is amending and preparing beds, plantng new flowers, bulbs, and shrubs, and giving one last feeding before winter dormancy to Spring bloomers like azaleas.

 
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