I can’t believe it’s that time already – another month has flown by and it’s time for October’s version of “The Farm In Pictures”.
The temperatures continue to edge down each week, and the farm is showing more and more signs that winter is close at hand. The ornamental grasses have all come into full bloom, and the rows of tomatoes and peppers in the garden have been replaced with the thick green growth of annual rye cover crops. Mums now bloom in the planters that held wave petunias all summer – and the only annuals left to bloom in the landscape are the poinsettia and sangria ornamental peppers – which continue to amaze us with tons of blooms as well as their hardiness.
We did manage to get the rest of the boulder and stone laid at the entrance this past week. We laid in about 100 feet of drain tile under the rock – and we should finally be able to enjoy a mud free entrance after hard rains. In the spring – we will fill the area up with more transplants of ornamental grasses and perennials.
For those of you new to the blog, we post 3x’s a week. We have a farm update each Sunday, a DIY or Gardening tip post every Tuesday and finish the week on Friday with our recipe post. So without any more words from us 🙂 – here is the farm in pictures for October…