I hope and pray that all the people in the path of Hurricane Matthew are safe and sound, but we were thrilled to have rain for an entire day yesterday. Many locals have seen their wells run dry, and they are in desperate need of rain so they do not have to incur the time and expense to drill a new one.
New Hampshire leads the nation in tree cover, and this past three-day weekend was one of the busiest on our highways. They estimated over 600,000 visitors will pass through the state to check out the fall color – leaf peepers. 🍁
I wondered how the fall color might be affected by our drought conditions, but the color seems to be quite vivid.
It is also the perfect time of year to enjoy fresh cranberries. I found a very simple but delicious little cake, New England Cranberry Duff, that only takes a few minutes and can actually be used with any type of berry if cranberries are not your favorite.
My gardens are pretty much asleep except for a few annuals that haven’t fallen victim to the frost. I have a few more hours of clean up and moving plants left for this week along with helping to finish up a duck house for the six new farm residents.
I made a couple of simple pumpkin table toppers last week. Good practice for the coming months. High on my list of winter projects is converting a couple of warm window coverings to roman shades. If you know of any good videos or tutorials, please share.
Here’s wishing you sunny skies, good leaf peeping, delicious eating and a good work week or time to enjoy your hobbies. 🍁