It’s been a gorgeous fall so far, by anyone’s standards, I think. September was warmer than average but we also got some much-needed rain and the temperatures were wonderful. October 1st was absolutely stunning.
It was 90 degrees just a couple of weeks ago. They are predicting snow for this weekend.
All I can say to that is, no. No, no, no. No. I’m not ready.
I’ve still got a long list of gardening chores to get done this fall, if I can ever screw up the courage to go into my gardens again (since seeing that snake I’ve hardly been in the yard). It’s unfortunate for a gardener to have a snake phobia, but there you have it.
I also still have produce coming weekly from our CSA–we still have a couple boxes coming, plus some harvest events (which for us will most likely be lots of squash). And I still have to put out the graveyard. And I’d love to have the time to dry some herbs.
If it looks like it’s going to freeze on Saturday night–there is a predicted low, at this point, of 30–we will pick all of our green tomatoes before dark and I will then most likely spend Sunday making green tomato relish.
This was the view walking in to work this morning–it looks like a beautiful summer morning, doesn’t it?
Here’s to the hope of lots more warmer-than-average weather in October.