Autumn Leaves

"The falling leaves drift by the window
The autumn leaves of red and gold."
-Johnny Mercer

The first day of Autumn made a grand appearance yesterday. The sugar maples are turning.

The orb weavers have set up shop on the garden fence.

The pumpkins are ripening.

I think Squashzilla the 37 lb. Hubbard Squash is ready.

Early autumn is such a schizophrenic time of year. On a beautiful day like this, all the outdoor chores of mowing, woodstacking and weeding call but all of that great harvest that you worked so hard for all summer has to be put up. No wonder farmers raised such large families. Extra harvest hands are always welcome. We will make it worth your while.