Today is the first day of Fall, I did not have to go far looking for it either. As soon as I step outside the door the fallen leaves crunch under my feet. The main trees in our yard the Burr Oaks just turn a poopy brown color and then fall off..not very exciting..we have a few Red Oaks that turn RED..but not yet..that happens later in the season.
My miserable attempt at growing Spaghetti Squash was nipped in the bud by the first frost ( September 18) last weekend. Of course I was so late planting them that it would have been a miracle If I had gotten a decent harvest. I might get one tiny squash the size of an apple, unless the deer eat it. I will have to support the local grocery store for my winter stash of squash. Chance and I do not like just any old squash either it must be Spaghetti Squash. He knows the nights that I have baked it..and he waits for his taste.
The fireplace goes on most mornings now that Far Guy called for a gas fill..I used the oven a few nights to warm it up in here. I suppose I could have baked something..but I wasn’t hungry..just cold. It is a little early to start the outside wood stove, I would be constantly opening windows because it would be too warm in here.
I can feel the urge to cook a big pot of soup coming on. With fresh potatoes and carrots..and rutabagas.. I will freeze part of it..perhaps Far Guy can bake some bread..comfort food.
Yesterday Jo and I went for a ride down part of the Hanna Ore Road..
A few more days and we will be peak color, unless it rains and the wind blows..it is raining this morning..we have had enough rain. I talked to a local farmers wife the other day, she said, “ We have beans to do, and it keeps raining, we have had enough rain to last us until next spring.”
The view at Bottomless Lake.
Maple leaves are real show offs!
Yup..Fall is here..I want to take hundreds of leaf photos and then I want to eat fresh vegetable soup and spaghetti squash along with warm baked bread that is slathered with butter and then I want to hibernate till spring..how about you? :)