The earth is changing;
The seasons turn round.
The autumn leaves flutter
Their way to the ground.
My own world is changing;
The seasons conspire
To grand me the peace
of a rest by the fire.
This poem is everything I love about the Fall season. I look forward to cold dry days when I walk my girls to school. The leaves changing such bold colors then falling down around us. Hot cocoa in front of the rip roaring fire crackling away. I am ready for Fall before Summer is even over.
I tried growing my own pumpkins and squash but it was doomed from the beginning. I planted them in my yard where my dog has access. My thinking was that they do not put off a smell when ready so my dog wouldn't be interested in them. So a week or so after I planted them (and they started growing) my dog decided to dig in the dirt and spread them all over the yard. I scrambled to find them all and replanted them in my garden where the dog couldn't get them. They had plenty of water and sun but didn't really grow all that much. So this year I had only a small amount actually grow. This year we will have to go buy pumpkins to carve. Were excited because its been a while since we have had the experience of going to a farm and picking our own out while enjoying all the fun stuff that comes along with it.
I took a trip to one of my favorite farms yesterday. I was on the hunt for blue pumpkins and was excited to find one with lots of fun markings. These pumpkins make the best moist pumpkin puree for any pumpkin recipe. At 49 cents per pound its a great deal!
Just look how beautiful these are. Man I love Fall!
Last night it hit a all time low here in the NW Portland area. It was 39 degrees! I was worried about my tomatoes all night and actually lost a little sleep over it. So this morning I panicked and pulled all (5lbs worth) my tomatoes.
Look how beautiful these things are! I will be putting all these in paper bags to ripen so I can bake them. Roasted red tomato sauce is my favorite and will probably be put in my freezer for later use. Yummy!
I'm also reading a few books right now. These are my two current reads which I'm enjoying very much. My goal is to read one chapter in each book each day. So far so good. Today was about fast food commercials and how much our children are actually watching each week. 3 hours to be exact! Also learned about meat and how the food pyramid tricks you. I know exciting huh?
So what are you reading right now?
Whats going on in your garden?
Are you a Fall nut like myself?