I really have no idea where the summer went!

It seems like just a few weeks ago we were putting the tomato and pepper plants in the ground while watching the first of our popcorn seeds push up through the cool spring soil.

Nothing says fall like apples!
Nothing says fall like apples!

And in what seems like the blink of an eye – the garden crops have been all but harvested, canned and preserved.  Meanwhile, as a tell-tell sign that fall has indeed arrived – those tiny popcorn seedlings have grown tall and turned a dull, papery shade of brown, revealing their full cobs of future tasty evening snacks.

Fall is without a doubt one of our favorite times of the year. It’s a time to enjoy the beautiful and every changing pallet of colors in nature’s final farewell before the cold and darkness of winter.  Its also hard to beat flavor of a simmering pot of garden chili on the stove – or the taste of freshly made applesauce or apple pie!

So for this week’s Sunday farm update – we thought we would share the sights of fall settling in at the farm – we hope you enjoy the pictures below…

Jim and Mary – Happy Gardening!

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The strawberry popcorn drying on the stalks
The strawberry popcorn drying on the stalks
The mums have begun to show off their beautiful blooms
The mums have begun to show off their beautiful blooms
The Chickens are enjoying the cooler fall days
The Chickens are enjoying the cooler fall days
he sangria
The chicken pot full of sangria and black pearl peppers
Mary's pie pumpkins are ripening - we are so ready for pumpkin pie and pumpkin rolls!
Mary’s pie pumpkins are ripening – we are so ready for pumpkin pie and pumpkin rolls!
The Chinese five-color peppers. We absolutely love these plants in the landscape! They turn all shades of beautiful colors all season long
The Chinese five-color peppers. We absolutely love these plants in the landscape! They turn all shades of beautiful colors all season long
The apple trees in our little orchard are not old enough to produce apples yet - but they are really beginning to grow adn take hold!
The apple trees in our little orchard are not old enough to produce apples yet – but they are really beginning to grow adn take hold!
As the grasses start to plume - the last of the wave petunia pots still throw some late season blooms
As the grasses start to plume – the last of the wave petunia pots still throw some late season blooms
The jalapeno harvest - we will use the red ones to make chipotle peppers
The jalapeno harvest – we will use the red ones to make chipotle peppers
The beautiful colors of just picked lady finger and strawberry popcorn
The beautiful colors of just picked lady finger and strawberry popcorn
The last of the coneflower blooms are beginning to fade
The last of the coneflower blooms are beginning to fade

The deep red and purples of the sangria basket are in stark contrast to the changing fall colors behind
The deep red and purples of the sangria basket are in stark contrast to the changing fall colors behind.  No the sign is not crooked – the cameraman was 🙂



An up close of one of the sangria baskets
An up close of one of the sangria baskets
The best part of fall - the canning cabinet is stocked for winter!
The best part of fall – the canning cabinet is stocked for winter!

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