we have had a few more gorgeous days...getting lots done and enjoying ourselves.
this is the only maple on our property. it's some beautiful!
there are maples dotted here and there around the Framboise area, but mostly we have birch and evergreens in our area. there are other areas of cape breton island that are green, red, yellow and orange right now...driving in to town or to our small city at this time of year is beautiful. we have an appointment in our small city tomorrow and the only thing that will make the trip worthwhile is the beautiful autumn colours!
more beautiful? how about cabbage rolls with sauerkraut - yummeh!
we are on round five of lettuces this year - woohoo! the greenhouse will enable us to grow our own lettuce from april to end december. this is tatsoi lettuce and we love it! this weekend i will plant 2 more trays of mesclun.
it's october 28th and i cannot believe that the tomatoes in the greenhouse are still flowering?!?!? that's just crazy! we have a bunch of fresh tomatoes in the fridge and there are a good 15-20 tomatoes still on the plants turning colour. this greenhouse is working out big time!
here's some queen thai basil going to seed. seeds for next year!
and here's some regular basil going to flower. we will let it go to seed and collect seeds for next year as well. 2 more types of seeds that we will never have to buy again! (these seeds were planted from last year's seeds - we are at a point where we buy very little seed over the last few years. it feels awesome!)
jambaloney's latest, greatest, bestest garbage find!
a steel shelving stand with 6 shelves in perfect condition!
i cooked and cleaned all day taking breaks to go out and spend some time in the yard with the cats and jambaloney and to get my vitamin D. jambaloney built the floor of our new storage shed. not too shabby!
we had a roasted, stuffed chicken with roasted root vegetables for supper - it was some good!
tomorrow we are off to our appointment and then we'll probably flump for the rest of the afternoon after we get home. we are expecting high winds and rain tomorrow. then on friday, jam will do more work on the shed and i will make a wicked raspberry-chocolate-coconut bar dessert to bring over to our friends' c&g's house for supper. we will be having supper with c&g and s&h. it should be a really nice evening!
saturday is the halloween dance in fourchu! people here are crazy for dressing up and the like - we dressed up 4 years in a row and have decided to be grinches and say the heck with dressing up this year. it's just not our thing. but we will enjoy the dance and get to see our friends - that's what we really care about.
not sure what any of your halloween plans are but whatever they are - i hope that you enjoy yourselves!
We're in a rainy spell here. Your sunshine looks nice.ReplyDelete
we've had a really nice and sunny autumn this year Gorges - we are loving it!!!Delete
Looks like that green house is working out great for you. Nice find on the shelves. People can never have enough shelves!!!!ReplyDelete
PP - we can't believe how well the greenhouse is helping. next year we will do a bunch of stuff differently due to the greenhouse extending our season the way it has. and the shelves will go into our new storage shed that jam is building and will be used to store a pile of stuff that we have piled up all over the place. it's gonna be awesome!Delete
Woot! Tomatoes in October! Awesome. Greenhouse is doing a great job. Do you heat it or let it go in the winter?ReplyDelete
And that was a great looking roasted chicken. You should have a spoiler alert when you post pics of food! Now I'm hungry... again! haha
hobo - that's exactly how we feel - tomatoes and peppers in october?!?!?! and still a ton of fresh herbs?!?!? it's crazy and we love it! we don't heat the greenhouse so we are testing this year to see if we can still grow salad greens, spinach and some brassicas right up to december-january. we really enjoyed the roasted chicken and whenever we have it for supper, the next day we have it for lunch in a hot or cold sandwich and then the next day it becomes soup. then i save all of the bones and carcass in the freezer and use that to make stock. one little roasted chicken sure goes a long way!Delete
That maple is beautiful! I have planted a couple at our country house, hope they live & give us down here in the south just a bit of color. Nothing like yours though. I must say of all the food, that chicken looks divine. Glad the greenhouse is working out well for you guys!ReplyDelete
I prefer to think of Jambaloney's finds as "salvage rescues", not garbage finds, it gives it a snooty, sophisticated sound. ;)ReplyDelete
Maybe as you get older it's just natural to slow down a little. Halloween parties , for instance, dont' sound like much fun to me now but I used to enjoy them.ReplyDelete
Kymber, it looks beautiful over where you are. Good for you letting the basil go to seed, there's nothing in this world like free (Scottish roots coming out here!)ReplyDelete
Must get a green house. Senior wants to start an aquaponics system. Either one I am happy with...ReplyDelete
Your leaves are beautiful, ours are too. Love Autumn.
I see you guys are getting the rain and winds we got on Tuesday-Wednesday , stay safe cause it was a real doozy here, its those left overs from Hurricane Patricia that hit Mexico....crazy how that happens....
Hope you guys have a happy Halloween. Have fun at the party..much love to you and Jam
Glad the greenhouse is working out so well! So do you keep chickens too?ReplyDelete