Archive for September, 2008

Last Rose of Summer

Published on September 23, 2008

Today is the first day of autumn. Stern warnings of cold temperatures tonight from the weather man sent us to the garden to harvest as much produce as we could.
For dinner tonight it is all vegetables—again. We have been eating this way every night for the past few weeks. Once the grasshoppers stopped eating all [...]

A Trip Down Memory Lane

Published on September 14, 2008

The mellow days of autumn are a special time of year for me. From my earliest years I have loved the change from hot summer days to the cool nights and the bright colors of autumn. My birthday is in the fall (a very important event for a child), and Thanksgiving, my favorite holiday, is [...]

Canning Season

Published on September 6, 2008

The weather is changing here. Although the leaves on the trees are still green and mid-day the temperature reaches 80 degrees or more, the night temperatures are cool and the air feels different. It is mellow and comfortable.
Best of all the grasshoppers are dying off. Just as we were about to give up on everything we [...]