Fall is well underway, and judging by the weather this week, winter isn’t very far away. We’ve had freezing temps, heavy frost and even sleet this week.
In spite of that weather, I still have some flowers blooming in a pot by the front porch.
You can see the Hibiscus branches in the front right of the picture, and by the chicken. Up from the chicken, is the row of apple trees that are losing their leaves. To the right of the apple trees is the row of raspberry plants. While I was out taking these pictures, I ate 4 raspberries. yum! There are only 3 left on the vines to ripen. I will miss picking and eating raspberries every time I walk around the yard. The kids will, too. Why bother carrying them in the house, when you can stand at the vine and eat them. lol
This Dogwood in the backyard is pretty. You can see the creek behind and to the right of it. The goat pen is on the other side of the creek.
The turnips, lettuce and radishes are still growing in the garden. We cover them at night, allowing them to get some light and sun during the day. I need to put some boards around them and cover with white/clear plastic. I’m afraid we will forget to cover them one night and they will all die.
What I really need is a greenhouse. lol
Here are a few links I found interesting and helpful:
Canning Dry Goods
How to Make a Plantain Tincture
Make Your Own Seed Tape
Simple Steps to Grow a Hundred Pounds of Potatoes in a Barrel
How to Butcher Chickens
Keeping a Harvest Time Gleaning Contact List