Autumn seemingly arrived overnight last weekend. It rained, no it POURED, all day Saturday. We stayed in the whole day and watched a movie with the girls. When I looked out of the window Sunday morning, the leaves on the trees had started to change colors. The nights are remaining chilly - dropping into the high 30's, but the days are sunny and blue.
I made spaghetti sauce again today, with tomatoes from the garden, a couple of plants in Mom's flower bed, and some from an acquaintance of JP's. We now have enough frozen to make a dozen quick meals this winter.
I brought in the Butternut squashes yesterday - about a dozen of those in varying sizes are tucked away in our cellar and in Mom & Dad's, along with a few Acorn squashes.
My Fall peas are producing! They survived the late planting and the mauling by deer, and we are having a second helping of sweet, green sugar snap peas in October for the first time ever - I love it! The Fall lettuce is nearly ready to harvest also, but the deer ate all my Fall radishes. A few of the horticulture beans have come back from being mowed down by deer, so we may get another handful of beans. I'm glad that I didn't can those yet, instead, I just chucked 2 gallon bag fulls into the deep freeze.
It's almost time to start on my secret recipe applesauce. I've been putting it off since it's such a huge messy job. We love it though, and the 2 measly remaining pints in the freezer will not be enough to last until next year!
Fall = school + soccer + canning. It's enough to make a person weary. Thank goodness for winter so that we can put our feet up for a month or two!
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