I think this is the last large harvest before the season is done. The tomato plants are pretty sad looking, the squash vines are dying off, and most everything else has been picked. I have some onions, a few more squash, kale and a couple turnip that still have a bit of time. I’m also hoping the 3 remaining eggplant can get enough growing time to get some size to them. Oh, and a lot of carrots. I’ve heard those are even yummier if they are hit with a light frost, so I’m letting them stay in the ground. I don’t need anymore veggies right this minute, so if they are happy out there, I’m fine too.
We have our first Egg! I had begun to despair that we would see no eggs before Spring, since the days are getting shorter and all. I’m thrilled that one of the 12 has stepped up to the task of supplying the family with fresh eggs! I don’t know which girl it is, but I’m assuming it’s one of the Dorking/Sussex cross.
I canned what I think may be the last of my canning of tomatoes this year. I’m considering thawing some strawberries for jam, but I think that is the only canning left this fall. I will miss the noise of the tops popping, it’s a very satisfying and delightful sound.
The sweater is moving along nicely, but I will need to set up my light kit to get a decent pick, as the color is quite dark and the weather has been, as well, so the images I’ve taken have followed suit. But It’s coming along nicely, and will now be competing for needle time with a new pair of slippers for my daughter. The other pair, that I knit and felted, that fit her lovely and she really enjoyed, did not make it back from a trip to the pool…grr. So I’m starting another pair, and hoping that someone regains a conscience and turns them into the gym lost and found… I just started those tonight, so no pics yet.
I’m hoping to be back with a more regular posting habit again. I’ve been a bit sidetracked and scattered lately.