I've been watching these curious beauties for when to harvest as I have promised some to friends.
This is the stage they are presently. Milkweed seeds are so large and so unusual... almost ready I think.
I was so excited this year to be able to have the time to make pickles..
Started off with Chow, made with green tomatoes and onions. They turned out Yummy!!!!!
The Mountain Ash berries are fully ripe but seems that the birds are waiting for later in the season to devour these. after all so much is available for them right now and they know these will keep... anyway after a few frosts they will soften up
Also managed to find a basket of cucumbers and a big bag of onions and made some Lady Ashburnham Pickles...
After they sat overnight sprinkled with pickling salt , I drained them and added the mustard and celery seed.. and vinegar of course
Now they are bubbling along with the turmeric and mustard powder added. they smell so good! the whole house if filled with it
wow.. I can hardly believe we will have them this winter with our potatoes
A shady spot now has planted in it 2 new Big ferns. gave them some compost and bonemeal... soon I'll add some wood mulch. Oh I hope they grow.. I love bushy big ferns... (my mother's name by the way... I guess Grammie liked Ferns too!))
Black Eyed Susan's are blooming so cheerily at the end of the walk. I was so excited to cheer up this old forgotten little homestead, I planted things all summer... and we are preparing the land for next year, to be ready to plant more.
This very old tree up on the back of the property line has some apples I want to harvest. I can't believe how big the apples have grown in the last month. only thing is these apples are about 25' up in the tree. there is another apple tree intertwined with it that is an August Apple tree, but they fall off so easily that the deer have eaten almost every one of them.
The new rock wall is almost done in the front of the house. We hauled lots of compost to fill it up and will be ready for spring as soon as I mulch it with a thick layer of straw.
It has been a beautiful summer and fall .. couldn't ask for better..
Fallen Leaves...from the studio of Desideratum... Happiness to all!!