2 hours ago
I rearranged all my housekeeping chores for the week to free up today — our one sunny day in a good, long while — so I can work outside all day. It’s time to take down the farm for the season, top dress the beds with compost and cover them up for the winter. A few exceptions, like my squash, pumpkins, carrots, cabbage, assorted greens and herbs, and whatever’s in the greenhouse, will linger a while longer yet, of course. But, come week’s end, we will have turned the corner on the season and all the soil will get the rest that it well deserves for a few months. I had some great successes but also made a lot (A LOT) of mistakes on my little farm this year. And, consequently, I learned so, so much, bless. I’m already looking forward to next spring when I get to do it all over again, next time hopefully a little bit wiser. And every year a tiny step closer to self-sufficiency.