As summer turns to autumn, time in the garden dwindles. Lately a north wind has been blowing chilliness through the backyard and it is much easier to stay indoors!
In August we harvested 211 pounds of produce... 88 pounds of tomatoes, 35 lbs of cucumbers, 20 lbs of carrots, 18 lbs of cantaloupe, and much lesser amounts of green beans, cabbage, turnips, okra, peppers, squash, greens, and herbs. We dug the potatoes too, but they got stashed in the basement before I weighed them. We did eat 14 lbs of them in August.
The garden in September yielded 113 pounds of produce; mostly tomatoes, cantaloupe, and winter squash.
|Garden dips for lunch: Texas Caviar, Parsley Pesto, Garlic Chard Dip|
The end of September we spent a morning at the Wildlife & Parks National Hunt & Fish Celebration. Annie caught a small blue gill(?) and threw it back in the pond. However, no other girl in her age group caught anything, so she won the new fishing pole prize!
Shannon started enclosing an unused triangle of the house to a make a small bedroom for Annie. This needed to be done before the house gets new siding.
Caroline & Cora played sewing store one afternoon before Meg woke up from her nap and unraveled the yarn and thread, generally destroying their neat display.
|freshly laundered shoes and colors|
Annie also wanted her school pictures taken for 2014-2015. She bought her new outfit with birthday money. Here are a few of her poses.
Caroline started violin lessons.
We had Sunday company twice.
And that wraps up our September!