The color is still pretty rich, but the leaves are starting to fall, and the ground cover is deep.
It rained Friday night. Lots of rain. I didn’t care that I couldn’t sleep through the roar of the thunder because we received over 3″ of glorious rain.
The temperatures are dropping, and folks up north have already received snow. Killington Ski Resort in Vermont is opening this weekend. You can ski for a Halloween treat.
On Friday, we had a wonderful lunch with friends at Applecrest Farm Bistro in Hampton Falls. I had a turkey sandwich with bacon, cheddar cheese, apple, cranberry chutney and pumpkin purée. It was like enjoying the fall season on a plate, bite after bite.
My daughter’s ducks are doing well, and I know a couple of you wanted to see the duck house we built from the tree fort so here it is along with the best photo I could get of those little paddlers. They are fast and move as a group. Yesterday, we were also gifted with six of their beautiful eggs pictured here along with the last of the berries I picked from our garden. Yes, they are a beautiful light shade of sage green.
We’re headed north to see our good friends in Alexandria today. I’m guessing we won’t see any snow but will see the majority of leaves down already, but I’ll get back to you on that.
The MG conference was informative. Can you imagine that if we don’t reduce greenhouse gases, NH’s climate will be that of NC by 2070 or that by 2100 there won’t be enough maple trees left in New England to produce maple syrup? Depressing stats.
All three of the veggie beds have been cleared out, compost added, and a nice layer of pine needles courtesy of my neighbor settled on top and ready for the winter. I think I’ve moved the last of the plants but do need to plant the Jack in the Pulpit seeds I have. We also replaced brackets on four fence panels. When the neighbor’s lawn service wants to get close enough to the fence so he doesn’t have to trim, it results in work for us.
As we get closer to November, you can certainly feel winter coming. Now if my wood pellets would just get delivered, I’d be all set.
Are you ready for winter where you are or are you getting ready for spring? Have a great week whether you’re raking leaves or enjoying tulips. 🍁