There was beautiful fall weather for the Fall Festival over the weekend. A little gusty at times, but clear blue skies and lots of sun. I was set up very close to one of the stages, and was able to hear lots of music, a book reading, and see some young dance groups. There was even a harpist on Sunday. I so enjoyed sitting in the sun, listening to that lovely music.
I'm still enjoying maple lattes. The mug above holding one was purchased from Blue Hen Pottery.
|pear vanilla sauce|
canned 10 half-pints of pear vanilla sauce
made "zucchini" soup, using tromboncino squash, tomatoes, garlic & basil from the garden
borrowed books from the library- finished this, which I enjoyed
purchased a number of sale items at Aldi's, including 6 lbs of organic quinoa @ $3.99/lb. The best price we are usually able to find is $4.99/lb. Purchased cans of organic black beans for .40 ea. at the local discount grocery store.
used homemade soap, laundry soap & deodorant
washed plastic bags for reuse
made Pasta Norma using eggplant, tomatoes, garlic, basil, oregano & chives from the garden.
brought lunch, water and snacks both days to the Fall Festival, & cut a bouquet from the homestead for my booth
That was the last of the eggplant, used in the pasta dish. As temperatures were dropping into the 30's this weekend, I brought in all the orchid plants, plus a couple others, and covered the remainder with plastic. Joseph did preparations for and started our first fire of the season on Saturday. Nights have been in the 50's and 60's, so that was a bit of a surprise, but they are rising again. I think we have a bit more time until our first frost. I expect there won't be much else harvested from the summer garden, save a few okra and tomatoes if we're lucky, and chard. But, we'll be harvesting greens, carrots, and the hardier herbs. Onward to the next season. I'm looking forward to making the first batch of pumpkin soup.