Autumn is upon us. The first day of the fall season was Thursday, September 22. Depending on where you live in the country, you might already be feeling cooler, crisper temperatures, or, you may still be sweating the heat. But the fact is, fall weather is imminent. So how does your family celebrate? From pumpkin spice lattes to fall harvest festivals, this time of year is a great one to creating lasting memories with your loved ones.
Ideas for Fall Family Outings
If you are brainstorming ways to mark the fall season, consider looking up whether the following festivities are available in your area:
- Pumpkin patches
- “U-Pick” apple harvesting
- Apple cider festivals
- Famers markets’ fall festivities
- Agritainment including corn mazes, hayrides, pig races and wine tasting
September and October are ideal for autumnal meal planning: What fall foods can you incorporate into your family’s weeknight meals? Potatoes, squash, turnips and apples are just a few types. Although grilling is sometimes thought of as a summer activity, the fall can also be ideal. The uncomfortably hot temperatures abate and snow is not yet falling, making outdoor dining ideal.
Creating Your Own Autumn Celebration
You don’t have to leave home in order to celebrate the fall. Your own dwelling can be a great place for a cowboy cookout, featuring a Dutch oven and plenty of blankets to keep yourself warm. Chilis, stews, barbecues and picnic tables are just some of the things you may want to consider incorporating in your cookout.
Around this time of year, many consider renting a log cabin getaway for this type of get-together. Perhaps you live in the city and are dreaming of a woodsy weekend retreat in the mountains, where seasonal changes may be a little more obvious. For many, this can become an expensive trip. If you’re lucky enough to have your own log cabin, it can be the perfect setting for fall festivities.
If you don’t own a cabin, perhaps the autumn awakens your dream of owning your own log home. With TruLog™ steel log siding, this dream is more easily realized. This steel siding product is much more affordable than logs both upfront and in the long-term. While the initial cost is more affordable, you’ll also enjoy extended savings where maintenance is concerned: You don’t have to provide any routine upkeep to maintain TruLog™’s appearance, longevity and durability. On the other hand, logs require costly upkeep about every 2-3 years. TruLog™ is easily installed, durable, energy efficient and comes in various woodsy colors. You can see the results for yourself in our gallery.
To find out if TruLog™ steel log siding is a good fit for the home project you have in mind, please call 970-646-4490. Our family owned company is based in Loveland, Colorado, and ships steel siding to construction sites across the country.