The weeks go by quickly and another Autumn is here already. We are starting to see the first leaves turn and fall. School is starting and the canning is slowing down somewhat.
The grapes were loaded this year and the grape juice is tucked safely in the pantry now. We shared some with the neighbors as well.
The peppers are loaded and it will be time to deal with those soon.
The plums harvest was beyond our expectations to make up for no peaches or blackberries.
The apples continue to ripen on the trees.
Right now the lilies are blooming
The Naked Ladies lilies are thick this year and I think will have to be thinned again.
The gardens are winding down quickly now and we have planted very few fall crops. With both freezers full and canning jars running scarce we are not planting fall crops other than a few greens and such to eat fresh. I have about 2 dozen empty canning jars left and refuse to buy any more. I think that the thousand or so that are already full will have to be enough. The pantry is full with no more shelf space left. I want to add some apple pie filling to the jars that are left and some pickle relish. I will freeze the peppers and we are thinking to call it a year and get our seed saved for next year.
I hope that all of you have has a productive fall as well and we look forward to a winters rest.
Blessings from The Holler
The Canned Quilter