Monday, October 21, 2013

Embarrassment of Riches

It is cold and crisp this morning, but I'm not sure we hit the freezing mark as predicted.

Yesterday morning, I picked all the tender vegetables which could have been harmed by frost.  This included nice lettuces, eggplants, cucumbers, and lots of green peppers.  In fact, there ended up being two big bags of peppers. 

I spent much of the rest of the day rinsing, seeding, cutting. roasting, peeling, chopping, and putting roasted pepper strips into freezer containers.

I am a squirrel, saving nuts for Winter at much expense of effort and time.

I'm in the middle of transferring warm clothing for light Summer stuff.  It gives a chance to find all the treasures which fill my dresser drawers.  I washed a load of sweaters so that I can enjoy the nice, clean smell and soft warmth.

Today, I'll look around the vegetable garden for tools to be stored in the shed and continue trying to clean up other garden areas which have been overtaken by pokeweed and tree of paradise.

Thursday, October 17, 2013


We're told by the weather people that Autumn-like weather will blow in later today.  Still, it won't be very cold until at least next week.

The leaves are changing subtly this year.

The tomato supply is dwindling.  I'll probably roast the last ones today.

All houseplants are tucked into the greenhouse, which has been cleaned and reorganized -- except for the two cool sections.  That will be work for rainy days.

Wine needs to be transferred to carboys.

The big barn needs regular rakings. 

Gardens need to be weeded.

I should be busy, busy for the foreseeable future.