“A garden is never so good as it will be next year.”— Thomas Cooper
Just, as many of us shift our focus and get ready for the short days and long, cold, snowy winter nights, our gardens need to shift focus as well. The crisp air of fall has arrived and my garden has been cleaned off and deep tilled and is ready to be put to rest for another season.
We have harvested the pumpkin and gourd crop from the country, the broom corn has dried and I have picked the decorative corn for my fall displays. My garden crops have given us seemingly endless delightful snacks and meals and everything has been either devoured or tucked away in the freezer or in jars for the long winter months to come. The combines are just starting to roll around here and we will be praying for everyone to have a safe harvest. I personally, will spend a few days in the “big green” going through the fields.
The apple season is upon us and I encourage you to take some time from your busy day to enjoy some hot apple cider. Try adding a few red hots to that cider and it will add a delicious cinnamon twist to the flavor. Yummy!! I love to decorate for the Halloween season! I pull out the witches and goblins and enjoy the pumpkins, gourds and nature’s other fall splendor right up until Thanksgiving.
I hope you enjoyed the garden season with me. So until next year, this garden gal is going to have nice nails again. Thanks to the IW ladies for allowing me to share my garden pictures and to all the posters for your wonderful comments.
“Autumn begins with a subtle change in the light, with skies
a deeper blue, and nights that become suddenly clear and
chilled. The season comes full with the first frost, the
disappearance of migrant birds, and the harvesting of
the season’s last crops.”