We're expecting our first hard freeze tonight, so I've picked the green tomatoes and they are ripening in the house. Weight totals are added to my sidebar as they are moved from trays to kitchen window. Just six pounds to go before I hit 1000 pounds of garden produce for the year!
I still had one pepper plant, so I pulled off all the peppers and got them into the freezer yesterday.
There weren't many carrots surviving after Annie and the squirrels tried digging up the bed, so I pulled them all and had delicious baby carrots for dinner last night.
Some of the flowers are blooming prettier than they did all summer, but I fear today is the last time I'll be enjoying them.
We're in the middle of another big windstorm, so the pine branches have been joined by the neighbor's leaves to litter our yard. The leaves were so deep on the front porch this morning, I had to dig around in them to find the newspaper! I had moved the lettuce cage over to cover the spinach seedlings, and stapled on plastic to keep the little plants warm. This morning the entire cage had blown off the bed and was up against the back fence. I had to go out and staple on some heavy boards to (hopefully) hold it in place. I may have to find some tie downs!
Spinach seedlings (last week). They aren't much bigger yet, so I hope they survive the winter. Yesterday I found two huge slugs sliming themselves all over the plants. Today I noticed the squirrels had again dug holes throughout the bed once the cage blew off.
I had Mr. Granny light the pilot on our propane fireplace insert last night. I'm preparing for the oncoming frigid temperatures, and ready to plop my body into the recliner in front of a roaring (or maybe a simmering) fire. In the meantime, I've been basking in some real cuteness.......
Great-granddaughter Yaya (Amaya) is three weeks old today.