Tuesday, October 6, 2009

It's fall!

It's chilly and damp and dark around here lately. When the sun is out, we all pile outside, grateful for the little bit of light and warmth before winter hits full blast.

I'm freezing even more than usual. My summer job involved a very warm environment, usually about 90 to 110 degrees Fahrenheit. So even the 40 degrees, that will seem so toasty come spring, is colder than a well digger's butt right now.

Tired of the cold and damp, we lit a cheerful fire in the kitchen wood stove Sunday night. It was the first fire this season. (Oct 4 - for my future reference)

So far we've only been lighting a fire in the evening, just to take the chill out of the house. But the forecast for this weekend is pretty chilly, so we may be back to a full time fire sooner than expected. Time to get busy on that firewood!!
Here are a few harvest pics of things picked just before the first frost:
Pink banana squash is amazing! I've never grown it before. The taste is similar to pumpkin, but much smoother and easier to cook with. I've made several Pink Banana Squash Pies already, and no one can tell they aren't pumpkin. The biggest squash in the pic weighs about 25 lbs.

Here's our sweet puppy... well, not puppy...she's 11...checking out the Collective Farm Woman melons. We didn't get as many this year as last year, but it was a very cool summer. There's one lonely Tigger Melon on top.

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Anonymous said...

You know, the pink b-squash around our parts did very well this year also. I saw a HUGE one at the farmers market. As for cold and damp ... I've had enough too. I'd settle for just cold.

Nicole said...

mmm nice harvest
as for the cold, well we are just comming into spring weather
warm during the day but gets cold in the afternoon, so still puting the fire on a couple times a week. im already wishing for winter to come back