I picked a little over seven pounds of cherry tomatoes, my huge colander full of lemon cucs, another of green slicing cucs, and one, plus another medium bowl, full of pickling cucs. This colander holds enough pickling cucumbers for seven quarts of pickles so that was quite a good harvest from the garden for this time of the season.
Before coming in to make dinner, I went to check out the apple trees.
And these even better. But we aren't holding out much hope for a good harvest this year. They just got too slow a start in the spring. In September, we often get a frost around the time of the full moon. And we're facing a full moon this coming Monday. I'm just very thankful we're not trying to make a living up here with an apple orchard.
I love this Virginia Creeper vine that grows up against the house to the right of this window. Not only does it grow up to the roof of the house, but it grows to the right across our bedroom window and to the left across the bathroom window that you see here. When it dies down in the late fall (after turning a deep, deep red), the window seems so open and exposed. But it also let's more light into the bathroom again which isn't a bad thing.
Another good day on the homestead.