The Autumn Equinox occurred on September 23rd this year. We've turned a corner. It's been raining a lot, thankfully, although it's more humid than cool.
Leaves are just beginning to turn color. It's a very subtle change.
We have a bumper crop of figs ripening. I picked a big bowl today and am looking around for recipes on the Internet. There are quite a lot of intriguing ones. For today, I'll peel and cut up the last of the apples and mix in some chopped figs, cinnamon, and maybe a little sweetener with vanilla, although the figs will likely add all the sweetness you'd want. The mix will go into a casserole and in the microwave for as long as it takes to soften up the apples. After it cools, I'll freeze it in pint sized containers. It will be a lovely applesauce for wintertime or an ingredient for cakes and other desserts or an accompaniment for pork or chicken.
Something tells me I'll also be canning some fig chutney during the cold months, as there are many containers of dried and fresh figs in the freezer.
We said goodbye to six prime young breeding goat does today. They will be the start of a new herd for someone in the area. Our herd is getting thinned out a bit before winter sets in.