I can hardly believe it's October. For me the most glorious of months! August and September have been very dry months for us. October promises to be quite different in that department! Most of the east coast is getting a lot of rain this weekend. We're thankful that Hurricane Joaquin is staying away so far. The creeks and rivers are filling to capacity or more. It's interesting that with our weather lately it's an all or nothing event.
The oak tree out front has continued to drop almost all of its leaves. We will continue to watch this tree and hope it will recover from whatever its problem is. Meanwhile we are seeing the change of colors on the dogwood trees. They always seem to be the most colorful first.
The hawks have been quite busy recently. I'm so glad they send a warning call when they fly around! Grayden and I were talking about the fact they send out the warning. One would think they would be quiet with their hunting. I think it's God's way of protecting the small critters. The small birds and squirrels always scatter when they hear the call. This is not scientific so don't quote me as an expert!
The lunar eclipse was interesting for us as it was quite cloudy. We were able to see little bits of it as the clouds raced by until there was no visible sign of the moon at all. I am always filled with awe at the wonder of the heavens!
I decided to move my sewing machine up into the office. After our son moved out years ago, I made his room into my craft/sewing room. It stayed that way for years. Now that our grandson lives here it is his room. So my sewing machine was moved to the downstairs family room. I must admit I haven't used it much while it was downstairs. Hopefully I will be motivated to use it more in the office.
I made the most interesting peanut butter cookies this week. Many of you have probably already made them. They are gluten free if that makes any difference to you. They are easy to make and are quite yummy.
Peanut Butter Cookies
1 cup of peanut butter
1/2 cup of sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Mix all ingredients in a mixing bowl. You can make these by hand--no need to pull out the mixer. Shape into small one inch balls--I made 20. Place on parchment or silpat lined cookie sheet. Flaten with a criss-cross pattern with a fork. Bake in a 325 degree oven for 15 minutes. Let cool and firm in pan for another 10 to 15 minutes. Remove to cooling rack.
These no flour cookies were a hit in our home. Happy October! ♥