chilly mornings require being wrapped in blankets

butternut squash

so many leaves!




always together
We've had some very chilly mornings in these parts lately.  Our second light frost happened last night.  Our remaining veggies are still hanging on.  It's the beautiful changing of seasons.

I adore all things Fall.  The colors, the scents, the clothing, the food - love it all.

Speaking of Fall, our home is filled with a yummy apple goodness.  I am using up the rest of the apples we purchased last weekend.  I have applesauce cooking in the crockpot, and I made pie crust this morning to throw together an Apple Galette later today.  I also have Sausage-Tortellini Soup simmering on the stove for lunch.

Today is also chock full of making products.  I'm filling an order for 100 jars/bottles of body butter and lotion as well as soap orders.  Also on a business note - those of you who are local can find us at the Sunday Saratoga Farmer's Market starting next month and going throughout winter.  We're excited to give this market a try with our products.

I've given up on our logo development.  At least for now.  We tried helping someone out who is local and trying to start his own business.  We began talking with him in June about creating a logo for us that we could use interchangeably with our farm products and our skincare/bath line.  The preliminary drawings we finally saw in July looked great.  And that's where it has halted. We've seen and heard nothing since.  We're moving on.

The Coop Girls have halted egg production for the most part.  They are molting and the weather is changing so they're taking a break.  We're lucky to see 3-4 eggs per day right now.  It actually works out well since we won't be selling eggs, except to a few customers, throughout winter.

The garden is also almost completely halted for the year.  The eggplant, peppers, tomatoes, zucchini and broccoli are still hanging on and providing us veggies for the week.  I'm guessing this may be the last week for harvesting any of them.  It's always sad when the growing season ends.  But it's also a sign that it's time to start planning the next growing season!!

On the menu this week {a week of comfort foods!}:  Crockpot Pub-inspired Beef Short Ribs with Rice and Corn; Roasted Herb Chicken with Mashed Potatoes and Gravy and Roasted Carrots; Spaghetti and Meatballs with Salad; Ham with Scalloped Potatoes and Broccoli; Chicken with Creamy Mushroom Sauce over Pasta with Broccoli; Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Baked Mac and Cheese and Salad.

Hoping you're having a wonderful weekend.

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Caitlin said...

That stinks to hear about your logo deal falling through, but I bet you'll find something just right soon! And oh my, 100 orders?! What a blessing! Glad to hear that things have been going well on your farm :) Here's to a bountiful fall!

Michaele said...

Wonderful fall photos. It is so cute when the dogs are together like that. Love the b&w kitty.

daisy g said...

Oh, the cooler temps sound glorious! We have the same clothesline! Wow, 100 jars! No doubt you've been a busy bee.
Enjoy some of the fall weather for me!

Sophie said...

I just don't know how you do everything you do. My goodness, all of the cooking[I can almost smell the applesauce},the wonderful pictures and blog, and then filling all of your orders! My.
I love the boys picture. They couldn't be any closer could they? So sweet. I have always loved pictures taken from the back.
And I agree with you, Fall is glorious!
Gus' Mom

Staci at Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

Thanks Caitlin - you are so right. :)
Thanks so much Michaele and Daisy - yes, very busy indeed!! Sophie - some days I'm not sure how I juggle it all but somehow it just all works out. Thanks so much for your sweet comments!! :)

Sue Frelick said...

I love fall too. Good luck with the farmers market. Your product is beautifully done and crowds should be pretty good as it gets closer to Christmas.