Fall has definitely made an appearance here in Hickery Holler. We have thoroughly enjoyed opening the windows and the cooler temperatures of the season. The leaves are starting to turn but are not at full color yet. The mums are blooming and O Wise One is working on getting everything mowed one last time for the seasons end.
After a day or two of feeling under the weather I am back to canning again. Still putting up that cinnamon apple sauce.
We continue to check the garden regularly for any seeds ready and continue to pick a few vegetables here and there. Turnips, green peas, tomatoes and zucchini yesterday. They make for wonderful fresh suppers. Yesterday I took out some homemade brats and we had them with sauerkraut. We enjoy those fresh suppers knowing that very soon they will be over once that first frost hits.
We also still are picking watermelons. What a treat to have a big bowl full of chilled watermelon every night while watching tv together. We will miss them when they are gone.
On this day the zucchini and turnips were prepared simply. I just sauteed some small pieces of bacon and onions down in olive oil and then put my sliced veggies in and sauteed them down until cooked tender. Served beside the brats and kraut and we did feast.
We sampled small bowls of leftover applesauce and declared it wonderful. Just a little bit of cinnamon and nutmeg and still a little chunky .
We woke up yesterday to the entire yard full of a huge flock of blackbirds. This time of year they are everywhere. Soon the geese will come in and then the eagles. This picture is of last years birds. Notice the trees were almost bare last year when they came. This year the trees are still fully leaved and just turning.
How's fall shaping up at your house? Are you still picking from your garden?
Blessings from The Holler
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