My favourite time of year, autumn. The gorgeous colours of the leaves, the cool crisp nights just perfect for sleeping and best of all the bounty from the garden. I have a huge supply of onions and leeks, the zuchinni are almost done, plus the volunteer squash are just about ready to be harvested.
My dear husband brought home a huge box of beets last night. One of our favourite local farmers we get our eggs from gave them to us. I know what I am doing this weekend, making sweet beet pickles! We still have not gotten our tomatoes and peppers. It seems that I am not the only one to have had a very poor crop of tomatoes due to late blight. Hopefully while I am busy cooking, peeling, slicing and canning beets he will be out searching for enough tomatoes to put in the freezer for winter. We need about 2 bushels. It may take a few stops at local farms to find enough. Mind you, we prefer the roma tomatoes as they are nice and meaty.
I also have to make some zuchinni relish and see if there is any raspberries left for me from the birds and wasps.