Sunday, November 10, 2013

The Last Of The ...

As I mentioned in my last post, we had a killing freeze in our high tunnel on October 27 that marked the end of the tomatoes, peppers, eggplants and basil for 2013.
Today, Arthur sliced a tomato for our lunchtime sandwiches and remarked "That's the last of the tomatoes. Soon the bags of peppers in the vegetable crisper will prompt a similar comment "That's the last of the peppers" and so it goes.
I'm posting a photo of the last tomato/pepper harvest, taken just a few days before the freeze. Weren't they beautiful?

Friday, November 8, 2013

Grandkids On The Farm

Racing down the hill from the apple orchard
We have been entertaining our grandchildren (and their parents) for the past two weeks as family gathered from far and wide to celebrate the 90th Halloween birthday of my mother. Our friends at the Genesee Environmental Center helped us put on a great celebration to mark the occasion.
Here are a couple of pictures of my grandkids enjoying farm life ... because I just can't resist!

Sweet potatoes were great fun to harvest

We cooked these beauties for supper
The growing season is officially over here on Crandall Hill. The tomatoes, eggplants, peppers and tender herbs succumbed when the temperatures dipped to the mid-teens on October 27. This is ten days later than last year but it's always a bittersweet time.