Sweet Smell Of Fall
It’s hard to miss the sweet scent of falling leaves on the cooler fields as we head into October. Although we are still enjoying sunny warm 70-degree days, the brisk air of the mornings remind us that fall has arrived in earnest.
We are happy to report that our 40-acre elk fence that just about killed Ziggy and Andy to erect is in full working order. They spent hours digging posts and stringing rough, jagged line leaving their hands in even grittier shape than usual. The elk in their nightly trot-up from the river under a bright moon find themselves bugling with no ticket to the Full Circle organic veggie fair. Their deep and resonant sounds are beautiful as long as they are not enjoying our bok choi at the same time.
Our days are becoming much shorter, and the push to get all the winter squash is upon us this week. We have spent hours cutting the squash free of the plants and then going back and scooping these gorgeous fall colored veggies into our big white bins for weekly box deliveries. As we approach our last lettuce planting, we are happily looking at a great deal of delectable kales, chards and root crops for the fall and winter.
We have cleaned and put away all of the seeding trays and wrapped them up for next season and will now go into the greenhouses and begin this clean-out process. I always feel a slight tinge to do the fourth-season planting, turn the heaters on and try for micro greens and other delicate veggies for the winter months, but something always stops me and reminds me that all things need a rest even the greenhouses.
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