Saturday, October 10, 2009
End of Season Beauty
It's far to early to be talking end of season. Fall only just began! The above photo is the only sun we saw yesterday in the last hour of the evening. You'll notice the sky is clear behind, we've had non-stop rain for the last 48 hours. We had our first frost last night, the dogs went out to do their morning duties and went crunch, crunch, crunch on the grass.
Last night in this fleeting moment of fall beauty, we covered our cool weather crops with the hope to extend the season, if only for a while. Today I'll take care of the remaining prep work I discussed here, with the added task of setting up the heat lamps and adding extra bedding to the chicken coop. This morning's weather channel update stated "tonight's freeze warning will bring an end to the 2009 growing season." It isn't often that you hear such strong words, or is it just that these words especially resonate with me. So it may not be the end of fall yet, Thank God! But it's the end of our farm season.
Brian and I discussed last night, as we defrosted our numb fingers, how we love all of the work: the planning, the coaxing, the growing, the harvesting, the sustainability, but there is also a sense of accomplishment and peace that comes with it all coming to a close. We have a laundry list of items we want to accomplish this winter, from finishing the root cellar, to working on a greenhouse, to dreaming up all of the other things that we want to do. So the end of this our second and wonderful growing season is just another beginning of what's to come!