Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Fall Gardening

There is so much to do on the farm in the fall. We were so fortunate to have a long, warm, dry October. The apples were late to ripen, but so, so sweet and ready for sauce, drying, and syrup. The walnuts are dropping and dropping like an erratic hail storm and with the nights freezing and temperatures dropping into the 20's, they will begin to fall with great enthusiasm. The summer garden harvest was completed and the squash, pumpkin and some spicy peppers have some time to cure or dry. The winter garden is planted with broccoli, cauliflower, Swiss chard, onions, spinach, cabbage, and bok choy. There was one more row that didn't get included in the picture. Now that the rain has started, we will gather in as many walnuts as we can by the end of the month ~


  1. Wonderful! What bounteous spread of autumn treasures! Beautiful.

  2. Very nice. You must be proud to see this harvest!


  3. Hi Kari, I am amazed how much produce homestead folk manage to grow. The size of the veggie patches just amaze me and you all do it so well. And then all the hard work going on to preserve it all. Then hay for the animals Gosh I get exhausted just thinking about it.

    Love all your pumpkins,Nice to catch up
    Rina ... Our Slice of Heaven