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So quickly Autumn has Arrived!

Alas, the first really blustery dark storm has come, and I become aware that it really is Autumn! The summer passed much too quickly, with gardens producing and taking the role of my partner's post-surgery caregiver! 

We did visit some beautiful places; Yellowstone Park, the Crazy Mountains of Montana, hot springs in Idaho.

I experimented with different kinds of jams to can this summer, Oregon Grape Jelly, Hawthorn Berry Jelly, Rhubarb-Strawberry Jam, two different kinds of Plum Jam, all home grown, in addition to blackberry jam and apple and pear butter (always!)

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Spring Has Sprung (and is still springing)~

It appears that Spring has sprung! Little pear blossom buds are popping forth, apple blossoms are swelling, fresh leaves on the alders have given the gray trees just the slightest hint of green. Gardening preparation has begun!

Another raised bed has been constructed, and filled with soil and compost. Each year we try to make one or more new garden boxes, because that is the only way we have found to keep the gophers at bay. They have gathered and hoarded our potatoes, eaten our veggies from artichoke to zucchini, with everything in between~! 

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The Countdown

November 9, 2012

The Countdown is here! Less than a week till Avatar-and-the-Hulk is due to be delivered. Today i washed all the excess glue off of the whole seat and started the tedious job of varnish varnish varnish!

Cold rain today, dusting of snow on the foothills, a good time to be indoors with a cup of Mendo Matte! I did get started on pruning a plum tree before the wet hit, though, and looking forward to the pruning ahead of us!

The dogwood is losing its yellow and red leaves, the grapes are gold and green, the alders at the creek are golden and beginning to lose their leaves. The big leaf maples have dropped their leaves all over the long driveway, and have obscured the driveway! Autumn has arrived!




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