Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Fall

Fall is most assuredly here. The leaves are turning shades of yellow, orange, and red and falling in piles everywhere. The days are shorter and colder and pumpkins are showing up in stores all across town (as well as witches, ghosts, and other reminders of the holiday at the end of the month).
Our beans are finally producing and we manage to pick a handful every couple days.
No one told the tomatoes the season was ending: our cherry tomato bloomed some more last week and we're still picking off a handful of beautiful ripe yellow cherry tomatoes every couple days.
We pulled out the giant fennel and moved the mint to make way for some fall lettuce and kale planting. We've got almost enough bales of hay to build a little cold frame and hopefully keep those guys growing for another couple months.

For those who haven't heard, we've been working on building a cellar for most of the summer. It has been quite the process - a never-ending, ongoing, will-it-ever-be-done!? process. But, the end is in sight and I'll have quite a long post to share the joys and frustrations with everyone.

3 comments:

@bdul muHib said...

For us, evidently, Fall is torrential rain.

May you finish your cellar before the Tornadoes strike.

Aimee said...

Tornadoes!? I thought that season was over. I just want to get the cellar done before the snow starts!

@bdul muHib said...

Wouldn't it be fun to build a tunnel and a snow cellar, though?