Saturday, November 3, 2012

A Glorious Fall!

Cinderella Pumpkin: perfect for pie!
It's hard to believe that summer is over. With all the apples in the cooler, we've started cider-making. About once a week, we press apples and put the juice in the 30-gallon fermenting barrel. The "cider room" smells so good with the fermenting apples!

We've gathered up all the winter squash and pumpkins and are ready for a winter's batch of pumpkin pie and roasted butternut squash. Along with some braised chard, we're set for the winter! The bees are humming quietly inside the hive and the last flowers of summer are fading. We hope to have a beautiful wet winter and be ready for planting more trees in January!