I know I haven’t posted much of late. We’ve been working hard getting the yard ready for winter. We took down our screen house, put away the fountain and chairs and pretty much just tidied up. The garden on the side of the house has been cut back to the ground and I already have shoots coming up from the warmer days. That’s ok though, they won’t last much longer and everything will go to sleep for the winter.
The days have been lovely and crisp, the evenings very chilly. When it wasn’t raining that is. Still that’s par for the course. The leaves are really starting to turn and when the sun hits them, they look as if they are glowing. Those of you in places where its warm all the time really miss an autumn treat.
I’ve been baking more often now. Autumn is my fav time of the year and it really brings out the nesting and baker in me. I have 9 bags of carrots to shred and dehydrate and 15 lbs of onions to chop and dehydrate. The dried peppers are restocked now. It’s also time to start freezing apples for quick apple cobbler on cold nights, warmed up on top of the woodstove. Yummm!
Tomorrow the chimney sweep is coming. We usually have it done sooner than this, but everything seemed to need to be paid at once and we’re just getting to it. I especially love that first fire of the season. I know dragging in wood all the time is a pain, but the wonderful warmth that pervades the house is well worth it. That’s the only heat we use, so it’s especially worth it. lol.
I’ve been knitting and trying to get some christmas pressies done. I’ve not really made as much progress and I would like, but things have been hectic.
And I got a cold from my hubby. Of course HE gets it and is over it in a couple days. I get it and I have it for weeks. Better me than him though. Still, I’ve been miserable for 3 days now and I got nothing but the laundry done since Friday. sighs. Really hoping it doesn’t head south into my chest.
I found some more really funny pictures. I’ll try to get them up soon. I want to get as much done as I can before November 1. NANOWRIMO STARTS! I have a good idea what I’m going to write about and I’ll be keeping my word count posted here. I don’t know if I’ll manage to succeed, but it will be fun to try. 200 pages in one month. Whew!
Anyway, signing off for now. Hopefull I’ll get around to having more interesting things to say soon. 🙂