But it's been a busy time, full of end of the garden season doin's...things like tearing out old dead plants, weeding the walking onion bed and cleaning that mess up, picking the remaining pole limas off the freeze killed plants, and putting them on a plate to dry. I harvested seed heads from the chives, both regular old chives and my favorite, the garlic chives. Digging out the last of the tomatoes and getting the gardens all strawed in and put to bed for winter. Gathered up the last few butternut squashes....small but viable. Inside I've been making granola, canning pickled green tomatoes, and trying to keep up with all the day to day stuff.
Our neighbors moved this past week...a very sad occasion (for us) and we wish them all the best. I'm feeding their sweet dog that they are debating leaving here with the new owners because he has lived out here in the country (at that house) almost his entire life (9+ years)...and he is beside himself. I keep loving him up and telling him all will be okay...it makes me cry. I understand , but still...if he doesn't get along with the new owners dogs or there is any other problem, we will try to bring him here and keep him with us. Unless she decides to try and take him after all. They are moved into a subdivision in town and he would have to be an inside dog...and he has NEVER been a dog who ever wanted to go in the house. His domain was their nice garage and he loves it there. It was hard to say goodbye to them...
I got to spend some time with some of my wonderful family on Sunday. Loving all these babies...
Me, Aiden Micheal, Skyler and my son in the long grey hair.
This is another great nephew, Stewart-a little doll !
This is all the older kids (nephews and nieces) out in the parking lot at the end of a great Sunday visit.
It's been cold many mornings, and now today has been rainy all day, but at least it will stay warm at night. We've had a couple of hard freezes. The change in the weather is trying to slow me down, and I've been in a lot of pain the past week or two. Somehow I keep soldiering on, lol
I'll be curious to see how the pickled green tomatoes turn out. They look nice enough. Takes at least 2 weeks to "cure" before you can open one to see. Dang. lol
I'm going to spend much of tomorrow working on the last bit of bathroom stuff--mainly, I will be decoupaging the outlet and switch plate covers. I'm going to use leftover wallpaper border. I think they will turn out pretty neat--I'll let you know. MUCH cheaper than buying themed replacements for the old plastic covers.
There's been lots of goings on on the social front too, as there usually is this time of year. Bonfires and weenie roasts and get togethers. We've been doing a little of that. Lots of speakers and potlucks in local AA too...keeping us plenty busy. To be honest, I'll be glad when the snow starts to fall and I have an excuse for not going anywhere. lol
Okay-- I'm pooped and need to go to bed. Hope everyone is having a safe and warm end of October--there is already snow falling in a few places. Not here though, thank goodness. November is right around the corner, and all the good food and gratitude that go with that.
Feeling particularly blessed...