Why do we carve pumpkins at Halloween? People made lanterns to ward off evil spirits wandering the Earth on Halloween night. Originally, carved turnips were used as Samhain lanterns, but when Irish Catholics came to America, they started to use widely available pumpkins. … [Read more...] about Origins of Jack-o’-Lantern, the legend of Stingy Jack and will-o’-the-wisp phenomenon.
You can use different colors and textures to make your house look more autumny and rustic. Wood Use reclaimed distressed wood, rough & uncut planks, driftwood, bark-covered pieces (for example, stump table), crates and pallets. Repurposed pallets and old … [Read more...] about How to make your home look like Autumn whole year round.
Cooking the whole pumpkin in a slow cooker? Yes! Here's how to easily crock-pot a whole pumpkin. Ingredients: All you need to cook a whole pumpkin in a slow cooker is a medium-sized pumpkin (approx. 2kg or 5 pounds; it can be bigger if you've got a big slow cooker) and … [Read more...] about How to cook the whole pumpkin in a slow cooker.
Photo: Pixabay If you decided to plant pumpkins for the very first time, how do you know it's time to harvest them? Pumpkin is ready to harvest when: its rind is hard (you can't easily damage it with your fingernail)its stem got brown/dried upyou can hear a hollow … [Read more...] about When is the time to harvest pumpkins?
Roslin- a village of hidden gems. Roslin, a modest village just a few miles outside of Edinburgh, is full of hidden gems. Rosslyn Chapel (widely known as a place where the Holy Grail was hidden in The Da Vinci Code- a book & a movie) is located on a small hill just a few … [Read more...] about Visiting Scotland in the Fall. Part 2 – Roslin.