Autumn Bucket List

Let me start by saying I realise summer hasn’t even started yet, (this obviously isn’t relevant anymore as I’d written it back in June 2021, however I thought it would be nice to go through the list anyways and see what we did get up to in autumn 2021 and what can be crossed off)! but I have already put my summer list of to dos together. Which I’ll share with you in the future (expect another tick off bucket list soon, ha)! but I wanted to jot down a few things that have been buzzing in my head for a while. I’ve never made a big deal out of the seasons changing but being on a farm and being brought up in this environment I want to teach the seasons and what to expect. Also I would love to be able to teach the boys what seasonal fruit and vegetables are due each month – even I’m not fully aware of these! So here’s my list of to dos for this autumn and going forward into future years:

Here’s what we did get up to:

1. Collect pinecones and make a garland

2. Make leaf monsters – with googley eyes and faces on leaves

3. Go for a walk in the wood

4. Paint pumpkins

5. Pick blackberries

6. Do leaf rubbings

7. Splash in muddy puddles

8. Collect conkers

9. Make apple crumble

10. Jump in piles of leaves

11. Go to a farm and pick a pumpkin

12. Go on a scavenger hunt – collect a leaf rainbow

13. Make bird feed cakes

14. Have a bonfire

15. Build an insect hotel

16. Plant bulbs for the following spring

17. See some fireworks

18. Toast marshmallows

19. Go to a Harvest Festival Celebration and take along some food to donate

I’m actually over the moon with how many activities we managed to cross off, as this was the time that Seth had his accident and we didn’t venture out much in those six weeks!

And here’s a list to add to next years bucket list:

1. Pick apples

2. Make a leaf crown

3. Make leaf lanterns

4. Make an autumn leaf sun catcher

5. Make a hedgehog house

6. Make a nest box

That’s a long list of things to fit in but it’s over three months and includes, Halloween and bonfire night so plenty of time to at least attempt something this year. I would love to know what you get up to each autumn!

Much love Rebecca

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