Chatroom

[flourish]
 All Forums
 Cow Community and Chit Chat
 Chit Chat and Daily Weather Report
 Sept. 28 and winter on its way, 2019
 New Topic  Reply to Topic
 Printer Friendly
Author Topic  

maryjane

6847 Posts


Posted - Sep 28 2019 :  3:09:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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.








MaryJane Butters, author of Milk Cow Kitchen ~ striving for the stoicism of a cow standing in the rain ~

maryjane

6847 Posts


Posted - Sep 28 2019 :  8:16:55 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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.







Butternut.



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.




MaryJane Butters, author of Milk Cow Kitchen ~ striving for the stoicism of a cow standing in the rain ~
Go to Top of Page

maryjane

6847 Posts


Posted - Sep 28 2019 :  8:40:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I attribute our garden and orchard successes to cow manure and honeybees; fertilizer and pollination.

MaryJane Butters, author of Milk Cow Kitchen ~ striving for the stoicism of a cow standing in the rain ~
Go to Top of Page

maryjane

6847 Posts


Posted - Sep 29 2019 :  10:36:49 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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 Butters, author of Milk Cow Kitchen ~ striving for the stoicism of a cow standing in the rain ~
Go to Top of Page

NellieBelle

11004 Posts


Posted - Sep 29 2019 :  1:36:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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.

To laugh is human but to moo is bovine. Author Unknown
Go to Top of Page
  Topic  
 New Topic  Reply to Topic
 Printer Friendly
Jump To: