Friday, November 3, 2017

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Final preparations for winter.

We are ready for the snow that's in our forecast.  Retired Mountain Man has been burning his brush piles.  Most of his dahlias have all been pruned, dug up, divided and marked for storage until next year. 











We have enjoyed some very beautiful fall colors in the early morning hours and the evenings.  It has been spectacular.








Here it is.  Our first snowfall.   There are still a few leaves clinging to our birch tree.




Thursday, October 12, 2017

The frost is on the fuchsia.

Our first snowfall for October 2017.  Winter forecast?  I hope not.  My begonia and fuchsia plants are both still blooming during the snowfall but this is truly the end of summer 2017.





I don't mind the snowy and rainy weather since today is jelly-making day.  It's finally time to do something with the grape juice and to make one of my favorite jams, Hot Pepper Jam.  It's so good on cornbread or as an appetizer on cream cheese with crackers.





Sunday, October 8, 2017

Salsa Day

Sometime last April I declared that I was no longer going to can very much salsa.  I should never make declarations.  I gave away several dozen canning jars.  It turns out that this year I set a record.  I have put up 68 pints of salsa.  Sixty-eight! 



I ran out of jars.  

The next photo is one I took of my new stove.   It's not good when your stove quits on you in the middle of canning season.



It's a beautiful October Sunday and the Seahawks won!

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Yes, there's dirt on my face.

I tore out my garden today.  The nice way to say it is, "I put my garden to bed today". 

 This is reality.


Retired Mountain Man has decommissioned the fountain for the winter.


His dahlias are in full bloom.








We have 100 percent chance of rain tonight.  Hooray!