Recently there are mornings (like this one) when I'm not sure how alive, alert and productive I am. I know I'm not winning the race.
We've been going full bore every day to wrap up all the end-of-the-season tasks that must be done before the snow flies. It's totally bamboozling how each year at this time something "new" has to be added to the tasks that must be done in preparation for winter. So it goes.
Last night, after a couple of days of beautiful, dry weather, the rains started again giving us over 1-1/2" of moisture with more predicted for today and through the weekend. Just to add a little excitement to the hurry-flurry of activities, we're being warned of possible snow during the overnight low temps.
Late last week I pulled the pepper plants that have been growing inside one of our cold frames all season.
These were the peppers still on the plants. I tried to show their size by propping a ruler by them (fail), so you'll have to believe me that the largest ones were 3-4" across. We've been eating a pepper sliced up raw with each meal since then and they have the best flavor of any harvested earlier in the summer. So good.
In my spare time (a few minutes before I pass out each night), I've been working on this pair of blue hued socks for Papa Pea. Halfway through the second sock, it became (unfortunately) apparent I was going to run out of yearn. This has happened once before when knitting socks for him-of-the-big-feet, so with these I finished off the whole toe with some navy blue yarn I had and it actually doesn't look odd at all. Besides that, he rarely takes off his shoes when walking around in public.
As it's been getting darker instead of lighter all morning, we're expecting the rain to start falling again today so I'll be spending my day house cleaning and putting up our Halloween decorations. Then at the end of the month, the ghosts and goblins go away and the decorations for Thanksgiving will be put out. Then right after that holiday, the Christmas decorations make an appearance and . . .
Time, would you please slow down? I'm having trouble keeping up.
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