|Broccoli heads, baseball sized, are swelling for a late October harvest|
|Cabbage heads are softball size.|
The only plants in active growth now are some greens, parsley, cabbage, broccoli, brussels sprouts, and one volunteer tomato plant. The tomato just blossomed this weekend, and we'll see what happens; it will probably be blackened by the first frost if we don't pot it up to bring indoors.
We're thinking ahead to the big winter project we're planning this year: building a chicken coop. By this time next year, we hope to be enjoying our own fresh free-range chicken eggs from chicks we raise next spring and summer.
"Fall is a gift. A house warmed by the memory of a sore back and splinters, and a kitchen table blessed by food there as a result of dirty fingernails, sunburn, and compost is a great and generous gift. Enjoy your fall - we are each granted a finite number of them, and it is a vast mistake to let any go by without cherishing the moments that make them real." -Brent Olson, Living The Country Life Fall 2012 Vol. II, No. 4, p. 40.
|The garden in October.|