Whoa- October, and as I wrote yesterday, all my tomatoes decided to ripen at once. I’ve been waiting so long for enough to preserve that I don’t want any to go to waste, so I’m running around like a madwoman going from one thing to another.
And, darn it, life just doesn’t stop when it’s canning time.
I certainly am not in a picture-taking frame of mind right now.
It was also a bad apple year in our area and trees we’ve seen loaded with apples every year for the previous five years we’ve lived here were bare. We resorted to calling around to anyone we could see that had apples that looked like they weren’t being used.
My brother-in-law even knocked on people’s doors if he thought they weren’t going to use their apples. And if they didn’t answer because some stranger was knocking, he would pound on the door and even return another day, obviously scaring the poor people inside and probably causing them to need therapy.
Hey, all in the interest of getting enough apples in a lean apple year.
Want to know what we did with all the apples we managed to glean? Check back tomorrow for the full post!
In the meantime, tell us what you’ve been up to- how are you using seasonal produce, what does the garden look like, and are you decorating for fall? In fact, I found a really great centerpiece idea from last week’s garden party (thanks, At Home ‘N About).