Follow by Email

Monday, October 8, 2012

Before the Frost and Grandkids!


Still getting some veggies on Tuesday! Greens, Chives,  Sugar Peas, Dill, Yellow beans, a few Raspberries, and a little red leaf found in our yard.  God's fall decoration for me!!!!


Kind of skimpy on Wed.!  Bowl greens, one pak choi and three sugar peas.  Enjoyed anyway!


Thursday harvest was somewhat better.  Nearing the end!


We picked quite a few things on Saturday.  Even slightly red tomatoes because cold weather was coming!


We finished canning our thick lumpy applesauce.  24 pints canned and two in the freezer and about 10 pints left from last year.  Should do us for a bit!



We knew cold weather was coming so my "Wonderful Gardener" picked the last of the yellow beans and pulled them out.  Coco is hoping he will throw her one and share!


We went and had lunch with Gracie at her school on Friday!


Do you remember those wonderful days of swinging like this!



Our three VA grandkids had the wonderful experience of touring the Smithsonian and spending a fun night in a motel this past week-end!


This cherry tomato plant is still loaded with green tomatoes so moved it up close to the house.  We had our first frost last night and covered it and a few other things!  Prolonging the season!



The sugar peas grew taller than the lattice.  We covered them last night too!  Hoping for the best!


Can she bake a cherry pie, Billy Boy, Billy Boy...................








20 comments:

nutmeg gardener said...

Your lettuce looks fabulous! It's hard to believe from your photos that you have already had frost, since everything in your yard looks so nice and green. Mmmmm, nice looking cherry pie too!

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi nutmeg gardener! All these photos were taken before the frost last night. lol It won't look so good in next week's photos! Thanks for visiting! Come again! Nancy

kitsapFG said...

The garden season is winding down but the school season and kid adventures are gearing up.

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi kitsapFG, Your right! Maybe it is a good thing it all doesn't happen at the same time! Never a dull moment! Thanks for stopping by! Come again! Nancy

growitathome said...

Your garden is still producing, that is great. Mine is on its last leg. A few beans, jalapenos and lettuce is about it.

I harvested all my Asian Pears and canned them up for the winter and so now my canning season is over. I don't know what I am going to do with myself this fall and winter. I guess our new dog, Buddy, will keep me busy. :)

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi growitathome! Great that you were able to harvest Asian Pears to can. I am envious. Mine didn't produce anything this year. Your Mom thought maybe you started with planting bigger trees?? Mine were just sticks when we planted them. Hoping for next year! It is wonderful all the things you were able to can this year! Come visit agan! Nancy

Sue said...

The pie looks so delicious!
And what do you mean-remember swinging like that?? This grandma NEVER passes up time on a swing.
:D

Glad you're still getting the veggies in---I'm close to getting home and the neighbors tell me the garden is a blackened mess. Oh well, I knew that---but still love looking at other's veggies!

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Sue, Swinging does sound like fun! Maybe we should include a swing in our gardens!! We got quite a hard frost last night too. Boo hoo. Thanks for stopping by! Nancy

Shawn Ann said...

how fun to get to visit school with your grandchild! I bet she was happy to have you! I did a lot of pulling things up this week too with the threat of frost looming over us.

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Shawn Ann, This is the first time we have lived close to little grandkids so we are enjoying them! Too bad the frost had to come, huh! Thanks for visiting! Nancy

sarada said...

Nancy, good to visit your blog after a long time. Cann't believe the gardening season is almost over. Everything looks lovely...Yum yum pie :) Your grand daughter is a doll.

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi sarada, Thanks for visiting again! This summer sure did fly by, didn't it! Now we can start planning for next year! lol Come again! Nancy

Cheryl said...

Oh, now you will have that song stuck in my head all day. Everything looks so good. When we were picking pumpkins my son saw a couple of ripe raspberries. We each had one and it was so good.

Have a wonderful day.

~Cheryl

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Cheryl, I think that song is such a happy song! A few raspberries is such a treat. Have a great day today! Thanks for visiting! Nancy

Debbie said...

You had such nice gardens...Im jeolous, hahaha

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Debbie, I must admit the gardens I had this year were thanks to a lot of help from my husband, my wonderful gardener! lol Thanks for visiting! Nancy

Dewdrop Gardens said...

Lucky you to still be harvesting! Our vegetables are done for the year, but yours still look so delicious!
Debbie :)

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Dewdrop Gardens, We got a frost the night before last so not much left now sad to say! I will plan for next years! Thanks for visiting! Nancy

Kathryn D. Duke said...

you are such a better gardener than me...i have kinda given up on my little patch except gathering a few jalapenia (SP?) and cayene (SP?) peppers...I have let the okra go and do have herbs still that I can use...47 degrees at night here in eastern NC...one yellow squash had a bloom but I think it has now Petered out...gosh my spelling has gone since I retired...I have started the daily cross word puzzle again to keep my brain ticking!!!

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Kathryn, Yep, my spelling has gone downhill too since I don't help the kids spell anymore! The frost got us most things are pulled out now. Still trying to baby along lettuce and sugar peas. I need to get out and try planting lettuce and spinach in the cold frame. The frost got the cherry tomato we brought up near the house even tho we had put a sheet over it. Sure enjoyed the veggies as long as they lasted tho! Thanks for visiting! Come again! Nancy