Well there are posts all over Blog World proclaiming the start of Fall. What symbolizes the Fall Season for you? For many it is the chill in the air and the turning of leaves. Football and Halloween.
Here in Hickery Holler it is the blooming of the many Mums planted throughout my flowerbeds. Every color imaginable and many gifts through the years from family and friends that have been saved and planted for enjoyment for years to come.
And the digging of the sweet potatoes from the garden. That was one of my father's favorite foods. There is nothing like the smell of baking sweet potatoes.
And pumpkins from the Garden. This one we picked yesterday and it weighed in at 25 pounds. Plenty of pie filling for us this year looks like.
And apples still on the tree. Red and crisp and sweet.
When you live on and work the land as we do your seasons are measured by the plantings and harvests throughout the year.
Spring brings the blooming of the fruit trees and the return of the birds and bees. Plowing and planting, greens in the garden.
Summer is weeding and picking and preserving and mowing. Now the grass is slowing down and we soon will not need to mow at all.
The geese will be coming soon and along with them the eagles. Tons of corn are being harvested now all over the county. The hunt will start soon for deer for the freezer. Then winter we will start over and then we dream over those seed catalogs on snowy days and plan the garden for the next season. We will eat what we have harvested and celebrate the many winter holidays and wait for that illusive first warm spring day that seems to never come. We will complain of snow and mud and the brutal cold temperatures that follow.
But for now we butcher. We harvest. We save seeds and we enjoy the Fall.
Blessings from The Holler
The Canned Quilter