Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from your presence, and take not your Holy Spirit from me.  Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and uphold me with a willing spirit.
Psalm 51:10-12 ESV

Fall in Iowa is my favorite time of year.   If you are planning a trip to Iowa plan on coming in October.  

Iowa is beautiful in the fall.  The air is crisp and scented with burning leaves. The trees are full of beautiful fall foliage and the apples are ready for the pickin'.

Embracing an Iowa winter.  Part 1

Starting in fall and continuing through winter the air in Iowa gets dryer and dryer. This is great for the soybeans and corn along with red apples and fall foliage but not so great for my hands and feet. So once the crisp fall air sets in we start slowly preparing for the upcoming winter.

Winters in Iowa can be harsh with -40 wind chills and 15 minute frost bite warnings. These cold temperatures and dry air can really cause some serious grief in our house.

One essential part of our preparation is what we call The Winter Basket. This basket sits on the kitchen counter next to our front entry. This location is best for access before going out, after coming in and after washing hands at the kitchen sink.
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