Saturday, October 11, 2008

Winter on the way

Well, I'm sitting here with my socks on my summertime feet, a shawl over my shoulders, and a cat on my lap as I wonder how long we'll hold off turning on the furnace. Maybe we can make it through this cool spell and on to another week of warmer weather. I know the neighbors already have their furnaces but as I've mentioned so often before, my garden neighbors are elderly and the others have newborn baby so they all need to shelter more.

Now that the nights are below 30 degrees, we've closed windows and will have to go through and get all the storm windows closed for the season.

I'm getting kind of anxious to get done with the preserving season. I've hauled in as much as I can from the garden ahead of the killing frosts and now have to actually do something with it.

Here are some photos from my mess to commiserate with Sharon


Some of the tomatoes

A bucket of dried corn

Jars waiting for me to get color ink and label them. Yes those are clothes on a rack in the background

And a fresh look at the chickens.

10 comments:

Caroline Freedom said...

Love the pictures, Gal. You've worked so hard this summer; nice to hear you've got your feet up for a minute. You're preparing for the first frost and I'm sweating like a horse. It's hard to get my mind around cooler weather when it's so hot here. C YA!

LisaZ said...

Your chicken coop looks nice. I love all the photos too. That is quite a lot of food. I think you will be able to feed a lot of people--you're ready for the Armageddon!

Lisa in MN

mnultraguy said...

We are flirting with 30's, but mainly in 40 to low 50's. Installed the storm windows last week. Winter is most assuredly on its way!

amanda said...

that's a great lot of food!!!

Christy said...

It got up to 80 here today! Last week we had our first frost. Fall weather is so fun.

Wendy said...

We've been in the 30s/40s at night and 60s during the day for the past month. My husband has turned the thermostat up to 60°, but the furnace has only kicked on once or twice. I guess my house is better insulated than we thought ;), which is good!

Your garden bounty looks amazing! You had a really good summer!

Becca said...

Did you guys get any of the snow? We only got about 2 inches and it melted off pretty quickly. Glad I got my stuff in beforehand though its nowhere near as much as you have you lucky girl! LOVE the pictures!

Tara said...

That looks like a good sort of mess to have!

Chile said...

Mess? It looks like delicious eats to me. Keep up the good work, Verde!

ElastiGirl said...

i have sooo many pears to deal with here - maybe this weekend i'll get them put up - all are in the fridge so they don;t go bad - still 80's/90's here