Ah, yes, a leisurely autumn drive through the countryside... After the soothing greens of summer, the intense fall colors busting out everywhere never fails to amaze. Pretty as a picture. Still, it took a brief road trip and an extremely rare overnight stay in a larger nearby … [Read more...] about Road trip, sorta
Archives for October 2008
Compared to one month ago, the outline of the garden is pretty much unchanged, but a whole lot has gone dead and brown. Alive and well, there are lots of hardy brassicas, straining to grow in the diminishing sunlight. And there's still quite a bit in the ground: tons of carrots, … [Read more...] about The autumn view…
Here's another slice of the action at the Saturday farmers' market: recent market posts covered the beginning and the end, this is...the middle. In the first two pics, it's about 9am—the market's been open for two hours, but in colder weather like today, most people start showing … [Read more...] about Middle of the day at the market
In the fall, post-harvest work doesn't necessarily end when the sun goes down (it's dark by about 7:30pm right now). Actually, this year the fall Friday harvest has gone great, with Lynn, Libby and usually Michelle knocking things off in the field by around 5pm, with only … [Read more...] about Night work
Overnight, the first real killing frost finally hit. A couple of nights it had gotten close, touching some plants in the field, but this was the real deal. At 8am, the lower end of the garden was still in the shadow of the drive shed, and the frost still hadn't burned off. Basil … [Read more...] about Finally, frost!