Up before the sun this morning, an hour or so of cross-stitching on the couch, then breakfast and out to make progress on the garden clean-up.
Much still green and growin' in the raised beds but it's time to call it quits for anything but the perennials. Same with what is left in the field garden. We'll wait to dig the potatoes that are there for a while yet though.
I took a peek at the apples ripening and sizing up on the trees secure in their enclosure to discourage the Blue Jays that have been trying to get at them. Sorry, beautiful birds, we're not into sharing with you. (No enhanced color added to this picture . . . wow!)
Papa Pea came to find me in the garden to entice me with the invitation to go help him stack some more of the wood we had delivered recently. How could I refuse an offer like that?
Then he thought it would be fun to work with the wood splitter making some more kindling for the coming winter months. (Actually, I think I've finally convinced him that task goes a lot faster with two working at it.)
Now I've been sitting at the kitchen table squeezing in a little more cross-stitching time while sipping a warm beverage. If I procrastinate just a while longer, it will be time for our dish of probiotics for our mid-day meal and I won't have to go back to the garden clean-up until after then. Garden clean-up may not be as exciting as planting in the spring but the beautiful turning colors, crisp, clean air and very comfortable working temperature (54° right now . . . sweatshirt weather, I love it) make it all enjoyable.
It really is an invigorating time of year for me. Here's hoping you all have a wonderful start to this new month of October.