Brunswick Plantation is all decked out for the wonderful fall season. Yards are decorated with Halloween and Harvest pumpkins, scarecrows, and “ghosts.” It is HIGH GOLF SEASON with seasonal weather just about perfect for all outdoor activities. Our pro, Shawn Hicken, says our fairways and greens are in great shape due to all the moisture we had this summer.
The summer flowers have been replaced with cool weather pansies and Italian mustard, which has lush purple foliage. It is time to make apple dumplings, and pumpkin and pecan pie. There are several large pecan orchards near us and “new crop” pecans are outstanding. So–carve yourself a jack-o-lantern centerpiece–make the Great White Pumpkin Cheese Ball (see SouthernLiving.com/recipes), and shop the plant stores for cool weather color. Ruffled kale is great with mums. New sweet potatoes are harvested–how about a real Southern Dish– Classic Sweet Potato Casserole (SouthernLiving.com/recipes).
On another subject, our Annual Arts and Crafts Fair and Bake Sale was a great success. Especially nice was a booth featuring Emily Bonneau’s lovely shawls. Another booth featured Babs Ludwick’s paintings. These two remarkable ladies lend their expertise to many activities here at Brunswick Plantation. The Neighbors in Service (our Service club) ran the Bakery Booth and sold Brunswick Plantation Cookbooks.
“Dracula” is being performed by the Swamp Fox Players this week (www.swampfoxplayers.com). There are Haunted Houses and trick or treating going on. One local church has “Trunk or Treat.” Members park in the parking lot, open their trunk, decorate it for “harvest” and serve the children treats–they also collect items for the food bank.
So Woo-Hoo Halloween and Harvest–however you celebrate, it spells fun in the fall.