So many things happen when autumn arrives on a farm even a small one like ours. We have been blessed to learn so many new and improved concepts this growing season. Our tomatoes have been outstanding this year and we have made a great quantity of sauces by canning tomatoes. We have had to deal with some tomato pests such as the tomato hornworm also known as the big green caterpillar. We kept to our self-made promise to not use any chemical sprays on or near the food we intend to consume.
The children had a fun summer that included swimming almost every day. Some days we had a difficult time getting them out of the pool for supper. I have a great relief that the children can swim and I won’t feel uneasy about them being around or in the water. I spent quite a bit of time with them myself in the pool.
We did not get away for vacation this year as we have decided previously that we would stay here and prepare for our wedding celebration on the farm in October. Friends and family will arrive mid-month to help us celebrate John and Michelle’s matrimony on a special fall day. We are also having a gathering the next day following the reception before our families leave to head home. It will be a nice fall time on the farm.
The days are getting shorter and the temperatures are going lower at night but still get quite warm in the middle of the day. Plants put in the last great effort to store energy for winter dormancy. It is a transition time that we love and stop to reflect on what we have accomplished and how to make constant and never-ending improvements in our farm and live personally.
Enjoy the Fall.