Happy Fall!!  The weather was BEAUTIFUL in these parts this weekend.  Upper 60's and sunny.  You just can't beat it.  We spent the entire weekend outside - a craft show on Saturday and the farmer's market on Sunday.  Both were super busy.  By Sunday we were running out of soap!!  I guess you know what we'll be doing this week.....

With the change in weather we have switched back to hot coffee.  Yes, the summer mornings are now gone and the crispness of fall just calls for steaming hot coffee.  Although I still crave a smooth cold brew from time-to-time, it just doesn't feel right to be bundled in a sweater, jeans and a jacket, sipping an ice cold coffee.  Hmmm....no.  No matter how delicious it is {especially homemade with a dash of sweetened condensed milk and a splash of homemade simple syrup, then topped off with
fresh sweet cream}, it will have to wait until next summer.

The newest Coop Girls are still laying their little pullet eggs.  J's patience is wearing thin..... He continues to point out to them that 4 eggs per day {small or large} with 19 chickens is just not right.  Funny thing though, they just don't care.  They ask for their goodies {and get them} and then happily go about scratching and sun-bathing.  For those of you who do buy eggs from us, we should have a few dozen this coming Sunday.  Mostly blues and browns as Sam, our only green egg-layer, is not laying much anymore.  She's officially put in her notice of retirement and we've reluctantly accepted.  She is our Araucana-Barred Rock mix and lays the most beautiful olive green eggs. 

The garden is about finished offering us it's beautiful gifts.  A few more pumpkins are turning orange on the vine, bell peppers and jalapenos continue to grow, and a few more eggplant have started, but I don't think there will be enough time for them to complete their growing cycle.  I also have some kale, tomatoes, carrots, potatoes, and herbs left too, but everything else has called it quits.  Although we haven't yet had a frost we've come very close.  I had hoped to get a couple of cold frames built for this winter's use but we just haven't had the time.  I'll transfer it to next year's "to do" list.  Again.

I'm hoping to dress the front porch up for fall this week.  I doubt I'll have time to plant mums, but at least I can add corn stalks and pumpkins!

Hoping you had a lovely weekend too!


daisy g said...

The weather sounds perfect! We are slowly getting there. Very slowly.
Your girls are certainly a striking bunch!
I miss seeing your garden, but understand that there are only so many hours in the day...

Enjoy your week!

Fiona from Arbordale Farm said...

Meanwhile here in Australia it is hotting up. Already 28 degrees Celsius most days where I live.