While goldfinches feast upon sunflowers and nuthatches nip away at the suet, we have picked our way through all the squash, tomatoes and peppers, laying most to rest and ripen in garages and windows.
My lone cricket still eeks out his chirps most evenings, letting me know that all the frost warnings are not quite for real…..just yet. The predicted heavy rainstorms never materialized in our area, only a couple of short-lived squalls one day. But, it’s so much easier to do cleanup when it’s a lovely, dry autumn afternoon.
The kale, lettuce, chard, and leeks are very happy with the current phase of mild part sun, part cloudy days, alternating with rain, and the nasturtiums that refused to grow all summer have never looked so lush…….
But, it’s not over yet! It’s not THE final harvest……we’re just getting growing on the fall crops….check back in!