I'm thrilled to report that we got rain \0/ and are enjoying much, much cooler temperatures.
|Blue Morning Glory on the pasture fence.|
We're still harvesting our beloved Rutger's and heirloom Beefsteak tomatoes, but they're definitely slowing down and ripening before they get very large. The tiny ones are cherry tomatoes from a volunteer that popped up beside one of our raised beds.
I picked up this linen tablecloth at a garage sale a few years ago for $4, and I love it.
Goodman took a few days off work a couple of weeks ago so we could have a full day to visit our favorite apple orchard, Kyle Carver Orchard in Cosby, Tenn.. I always love seeing this covered bridge built in 1875 as we pass by it on our way to the orchard.
We enjoyed their mighty fine catfish dinner in the restaurant.
Arkansas Black apples were for sale, among many, many others. I know, not black, lol.
I got a li'l grouping of gourds and a few bags of apples, but mostly we just like the yearly trip with all its autumn-ness. Is there an apple orchard in your neck o' the woods?
I couldn't resist giving this goosey-looking gourd an eyeball.
My glass pumpkins are a daily joy to look at. I keep them out until Thanksgiving is over then store them until the following October.
The hydrangeas sprouted new buds as soon as we got rain a few weeks ago, but it won't be long until they'll be frozen and sleeping for the winter.
THE BIG SNOW JOB:
a.k.a. Daylight Savings Time
My state is going to vote on staying on DST permanently. Whaa??
The reason isn't what people have been told for years, that it helps the farmers. That's always been a full-of-baloney statement. Farmers think it's stupid as most of them get up long before daylight anyway. Businessmen are the only ones wanting DST permanently because folks are out and about spending money until later in the day on it.
What they aren't considering are the busloads of kids that never see the light of day at their bus stops. Some kids have parents that wait with them in the dark of the morning, but
A LOT OF THEM DON'T.
I'm convinced we have lily-livered politicians that simply don't care as long as goods are sold and money is made.
And, yes, that burns my hide.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Have a great week, y'all!