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maryjane Posted - Sep 28 2019 : 3:09:56 PM
With a heavy frost predicted for Sunday night (and the possibility of snow) and a distinct chill in the air, it was all hands on deck. Yesterday, we didn't have the help of the grand girls but today we sure did. We now have trays and trays of produce inside (pumpkins, watermelons, butternut squash, tomatoes, onion, pears, apples, plums, and cantaloupe) filling every nook and cranny. I also rescued the last of my roses.

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NellieBelle Posted - Sep 29 2019 : 1:36:30 PM
Your harvest brings warm, and happy memories of days gone by. Just beautiful. Such a wonderful sight and comfort to know you have plenty in your larder for those cold winter days ahead. I wondered if you were getting snow. I saw where Montana had much snow, and so early in the year. Hopefully your snow will be short lived and some warm autumn days to look forward to.
maryjane Posted - Sep 29 2019 : 10:36:49 AM
I wasn't kidding when I mentioned winter; look what we woke up to this morning, and it's still coming down, not hard, but there are snowflakes in the air.

maryjane Posted - Sep 28 2019 : 8:40:29 PM
I attribute our garden and orchard successes to cow manure and honeybees; fertilizer and pollination.
maryjane Posted - Sep 28 2019 : 8:16:55 PM
Just look at the size of our Asian pears this year. I filled one of our fridges with a tree's worth. They'll keep well into February. As I was picking them I realized there wasn't a single one with a worm hole. Good year for pears! And apples. We picked bushels of flawless apples also.


And tomatoes.

Huge onions again this fall. This variety, Redwing, kept in our pump house until we started getting onions again in our garden, so they keep until July.

I needed to get warm so I played around with some bouquets. These pumpkin-colored roses are called Strike It Rich and Rosie the Riveter.

Watermelon Salsa ingredients.

Pumpkin prettiness.