Yesterday was an absolutely glorious fall day. It reminded me of one of the reasons why I moved back to the Pacific NW rather than staying in California. Sure, our change of seasons isn't exactly comparable to other areas of the country, but I love the fact that yesterday was sunny and warm after a morning of fog. I love hearing the fog horns in the morning and running around in a t-shirt in the afternoon.
We still have a lot growing in the garden which I just so happened to work into dinner last night - tons of arugula, tomatoes, sugar snap peas, carrots and radishes. Eating dinner out of the backyard will never get old. My chickens are in full molt. Sarah has been dropping her beautiful white feathers for the last few days so the coop bottom this afternoon looked like a snow storm in summer.
Our sugar pie pumpkins are all turning orange - the last of them that is. The other ones are patiently waiting to be made into a pie this weekend. I nabbed another downed apple from the neighbor's apple tree for a snack for the chickens tomorrow and one of these days I'll get around to talking to them about saving them for me (they don't speak much English).
We still have the occasional strawberry and blackberry ripening, which gets donated to the chickens since there's not enough to feed the humans.
Ah, life is good. Not bad for an urban garden. And, the holidays are right around the corner.
How is your garden growing this time of year? Have you had your first frost yet or did you put it to bed for the fall/winter already?