The small squeaky kid always insists on scarecrows.
That one last pot of passata before the tomatoes were all done. And now they are done.
Apples bought from the local orchard – our tree didn’t produce anything this year.
Some of the last few harvests from the garden.
Piano lessons starting.
We are nearly done with the garden for the season. I’ll miss the fresh produce, but I think I’m ok with a short break from it all. There are still a few things to be done. We have to cure and store the potatoes, make sauerkraut, freeze the last of the kohlrabi and make some slaw with some of it, bake and puree some pumpkins and I’m going to try making some Lousiana style red hot sauce with the last of the jalapenos. I also noticed tonight that there are a ton of little green peppers on the plants still, so if it warms up a bit more again, we’ll have more of them to cut up for the freezer. And there will be a few stuffed acorn squash for dinner this week (shh.. don’t tell my kids). I’m still waiting to see if the brussels sprouts grow – so far with have big leafy plants, but no sprouts. I suspect that means no sprouts, period. It was our first attempt, maybe next year we’ll have better luck.
I turned the heat on tonight for the first time too – that is a definite sign of autumn. We’re snuggled up under blankets waiting for the dad and the tall kid to return from hockey practice. There might even be tea in my future. That’s a far cry from the beer on the back deck that we were enjoying at this point last month.
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