Scenes From Autumn in the Missouri Countryside

Colorful Flint or Indian Corn
“Colorful Indian Corn” by Catherine Sherman

My friend Lynn and I took our cameras to a couple of Missouri farms that sell pumpkins, apples and other goods, offer hay rides and let children pet animals. The weather was beautiful, and hopefully we haven’t seen the last of the summer-like days before winter hits.

Ripe Red apples are ready to be picked.

Ripe Red apples are ready to be picked.

Old Farm Wagon in Hay Field Poster
“Old Farm Wagon in a Hay Field” by Catherine Sherman
The Red Barn Farm in Weston, Missouri, offers a variety of farm goods for sale as well as activities for children.

The Red Barn Farm in Weston, Missouri, offers a variety of farm goods for sale as well as activities for families, and is a place for receptions, church and school picnics and weddings.

This goat hopes I can read the sign at Red Barn Farm: Goat Feeding Station.  Lucky for her, there were several children who didn't even need a sign to recognize a goat in need of a treat.

This goat hopes I can read the sign at Red Barn Farm: Goat Feeding Station. Lucky for her, there were several children who didn’t even need a sign to recognize a goat in need of a treat.

Choose a pumpkin at Red Barn Farm!

Choose a pumpkin at Red Barn Farm!

The Farmer’s House Market near Weston, Missouri, sells locally grown and produced “farm to table” products such as vegetables, fruit, honey, cheese and farm and home related items.  It's a working farm where children, youth and young adults with developmental disabilities can live, work, play and grow.

The Farmer’s House Market near Weston, Missouri, sells locally grown and produced “farm to table” products such as vegetables, fruit, honey, cheese and farm and home related items. It’s a working farm where children, youth and young adults with developmental disabilities can live, work, play and grow.

A beautiful palomino horse stands on a hill against a bright blue sky at Red Barn Farm.

A beautiful palomino horse stands on a hill against a bright blue sky at Red Barn Farm.

A scarecrow welcomes visitors to the apple orchard at Red Barn Farm.

A scarecrow welcomes visitors to the apple orchard at Red Barn Farm.

Mini white pumpkins and other produce are for sale at The Farmer's House in Weston, Missouri.

Mini white pumpkins and other produce are for sale at The Farmer’s House in Weston, Missouri.

Bride and Groom scarecrows enjoy a beautiful autumn day at Red Barn Farm in Weston, Missouri.

Bride and Groom scarecrows enjoy a beautiful autumn day at Red Barn Farm in Weston, Missouri.

About The Farmer’s House.

Red Barn Farm in Weston, Missouri.

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9 responses to “Scenes From Autumn in the Missouri Countryside

  1. Nancy Mueller

    Cathy, Beautiful pictures! I wish I could have gone with you. You remember that is my old high school great buddy who built that 23 years ago. He is a great story. Love, Nancy

    • Yes, I remembered! I’ve wanted to go there since you told me about the place. We’ll go there together next year, earlier in the fall! It’s a great place and a lovely area.

    • Carrie

      Hello. I love your photography! I had a question about purchasing a photo from you. Could you email me? I submitted my email when entering this comment. Thanks.

  2. Lynn

    Cathy, We were lucky that it was such a beautiful day. Perfect weather! I haven’t even started looking at my pics yet. I just hope that they’re half as good as yours. Love your comments with each pic. Did you notice that some of the goats didn’t have floppy ears? Can’t remember what breed they were though.

  3. great Colorful Indian Corn-pumpkins-….
    I am also a peasant but with no land.
    I grow vegetables and flowers in the wild
    greetings of south Burgundy France
    nice week

  4. What great photos filled with the rich colors, great compositions and fun subjects Cathy. And, together they give a delightful glimpse into rural life in Missouri that has me thinking it would be a great place to experience myself. Thank you!

  5. All beautiful shots, Cathy! I particularly love the colourful corns, the pumpkin lineups, and the horse. Sure looks like something that we have here in our rural communities, or in our Heritage Park. 😉

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