My favorite time of the year is here! I woke up this morning and the air was brisk, the leaves were changing, and I heard whispers of butchering chickens and chopping wood.
Yesterday I chopped pumpkins off of vines, preparing to store the hard squash. I have been ripping out fields and preparing them for cover crop. Mom and I are working on a winter crop of beets, chard, parsnips, and carrots.
I am ready to be done with summer. Frantic canning sessions, human eating squash plants, and prolific tomatoes all have there place, but it is time to pull out the rakes and axes, put on the plaid jackets and scarves, and go everywhere with a cup of tea.