Friday, September 23, 2011

Welcome Fall and A Winner



Happy first day of Fall! I had to laugh this morning, when at 4:30 am, I checked the thermometer and found that is was...66 degrees, really!? The other morning it was 43, go figure.

That's fine though, because I am keeping my fingers crossed that the weather will hold out and the rest of the berries will ripen and not succomb to the dreaded mold. The freezer is filling up with bags of shredded zucchini and frozen berries and I am happy to keep adding to it as long as possible.




One of the projects for the next few days will be to put up this nice sturdy fence along the hedgerow where sadly, we have lost some chickens to intruders. I will rest much better after that is done.


Another project will be to follow the advice of Miss E. across the road and save my geraniums over the winter in the garage. Hopefully mine will look as lovely as hers do every spring when they are brought out.

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This morning the dogs flipped a coin to see who would be the one to pick the name out of the hat. Maggie won the toss and Jack held the hat (he is a much better sport about losing than she ever is). The winner is . . . .

Sherry from the blog The Farm House. Congratulations Sherry! Send me your mailing info and the cookbook will be on it's way.
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Hope you all have a nice weekend, do you have any produce left in the garden to tend to or just planning on some fun for the beginning of Autumn? xo

11 comments:

Kathy said...

Happy Fall!
Love your geraniums and I'd just love to have chickens!!!
I hope you have a great weekend!
Kathy

Dorothy said...

Your Geraniums are gorgeous!!! Hope you can keep them over the winter.
Happy Fall!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Congrats to Sherry! Hope your geraniums do well for you, they look great right now:@)

Monica said...

We are suppose to have a gorgeous weekend, so I am hoping to get some garden time in. Maybe a little down time.
Hope your plan for the geraniums works. They definitely look like they are worth saving.
Have a great weekend!

Debi@7Gates said...

I know Sherry will enjoy that book. It is the time of year when we don't know what to shorts or long pants, T-shirts or sweats. Let me know how that works putting the geraniums away for the winter. My grandmother used to do things like that. Hope the berries survive and you get some for your freezer. I tucked away some shredded zucchini also. We will love bringing it out later. Deb

Sherry said...

I'm thrilled about the book! Last month I was organized enough--so unusual--to plant a fall crop of peas, spinach, and chard. They're all up and growing nicely. Now to do something with all those cherry tomatoes....

miabellavintage said...

I see you have been in some berry, sticky situations since I was gone...and I am glad to see little Abe is healthy.

ted and bunny said...

Atumn is in full swing here, with fresh mornings and russet colours coming through on the trees. Where has the year gone?

Hoping that all is well with you dear Sherri, and that little grandson is gaining strength daily

have a lovely weekend
x

polkadotpeticoat said...

Your images were so perfect....were in the harvest time of year storing up for our long winter!

Lindsay Jewell said...

Yeah, yesterday was HOT. We took a trip to Albany to visit some friends, and it was almost 90 degrees - sheesh. I'll take the warm weather for as long as I can though, 'cause I'm loving all these tomatoes. :)

Leigh said...

I've given up on the calendar in regards to when it says the seasons change, LOL. And congrats to Sherry for her win!