Thursday, October 28, 2010

The chill is on the moors...

Well, it would be, if we had moors.  lol  As it is, the frost is on the pumpkin, with our first serious blast of cold coming in today and tonight. Guess I'll run out and gather whatever remaining peppers and tomatoes are lurking about, picked a half bushel the day before yesterday. Chickens need tending too, and it's time to hook up the heat lamp and thermostat for that. 

  One good frost, and we can begin the fall cleanup that I always put off until there's no hope whatsoever for the poor plants. I can't bear to tear them out of the ground while they still have a bit of green on them.

 The new chooks are laying like crazy, so I have a mass of eggs in the fridge again. Not complaining...I will make some goodies tomorrow on my day off. Thinking I could make a few quiches and freeze them. I've never frozen them before, but I'm pretty sure it's doable. I want to make French Onion Soup today, and cook a nice meatloaf for husband's supper.  Guess I'd better get on the ball. It's 10 and I'm still in my flannels. But, it's rather grey out there and not exactly motivating me to get moving.

 I am going to string the remaining jalapenos and hang them to dry. There's not a lot of them, but enough to not just let them rot.   I want to make some vegetable soups to freeze or can as well...enough tomatoes for that, easily. I feel like it has been a very productive year for me harvest-wise and take great pride in my full cupboards and freezers. Lots of fruits and vegetables for the long winter ahead. 

  I so cannot WAIT for this election to be over. It is so nasty and outrageous around here, I am keeping the radio turned off. I am subjected to television while I'm at work, but I mute the sound a lot when she's not paying attention, lol.  She's not a big tv watcher anyway, thank goodness.

 My doggies are all inside right now, sleeping in the warmth. It's really on;y barely chilly out there, but the change is in the air, and they know it. I'm wearing sweats will be 27 tonight. I love watching the seasons change as Mother Earth starts her journey into winter...the slowing down, the shedding and rearranging.... the descent into sleep.

 Guess I'd better get on with things...wanted to check in and let you know I'm still here, in one piece, and living life to the fullest. 



Cloudia said...


Aloha from Honolulu

Comfort Spiral


fullfreezer said...

I almost hate to say it but I'm ready for the big freeze tonight. I'm actually ready for the garden to be done for the year. I'm like you, I can't bear to pull them up while there's still hope but this is ridiculous. I also picked a half bushel on Monday but I didn't go out again. We'll have to be content with the green tomatoes I have ripening and what I've got canned. But the peppers- Oh, my! I've got jalapenos and hot wax peppers sitting nearly everywhere.
Have a wonderful day off. I've got one too.