We picked today! The bounty is in my garage and needs to be picked up tonight and tomorrow, and Friday morning. I’ll be here (unless I’m walking the dog) – so anytime is good. After work is great. It won’t take you long, and I have plastic bags galore if you forget a basket or bag. Everything is gorgeous. If I happen to be out, just come in the garage side door, and help yourself to the produce.
Important note: the pears are good – they need to be picked before soft, otherwise they rot inside out. Just leave a few at a time on the counter to ripen; refrigerate the rest, and repeat until gone!
There are so many varieties of apples and pears – and they are beautiful this year.
Feel free to wander the garden; the pumpkins are turning orange already, and if you can’t resist – please feel free to take one! Just leave the ones with names on them – the grandkids will be hunting for those later. The corn still needs some time to ripen.
Another garden day will be Sept 14 (from 9a-2pm only) and will be a very easy pot luck for lunch (bring whatever cold serve food you’d like to share). Corn should be ready; we will be cleaning up areas.
Harvest Party is October 12! (time to be announced) and will be a great day – pumpkin picking, big pot luck, face painting, hay rides by Dario for the kids, cider tasting, and whatever else we can think of.
We’ll build fires, and have the barn set up for eating, visiting and playing. More on that later…
See you soon I hope to cart all this food away!