However, I have recently observed some typical signs of the upcoming fall season and I have mixed feelings. Living in RI I am fully accustomed to the changes of the weather each season and have my loves and hates with each of them. One thing for sure is that the tease of the next one is always exciting!
Colors are moving in and replacing the lush green of summer, tomatoes are in full swing, cucumbers are finally giving us a rest, apples and pears are getting ready to be plucked, Goldenrod is blooming and the garden itself takes on a whole new look.
I have canned my Black and Blue berry jam and have frozen, skinned tomatoes waiting for the last one to arrive so I can make sauce to enjoy for the next year. I have a bone broth made and canned for the winter as well as pickles doing their thing.
Harvesting of herbs is ongoing and pretty soon the roots of Echinacea and Dandelion as well as Horseradish will be in the works come October.
Summit Valley Herbals has had classes and the rest of the site is being carefully planned, products and labels are being redone and new classes are forming for the winter season! Please follow me on Facebook so you know right away what is happening and when; you don't want to miss anything!
Enjoy your time (and the pictures) while you are here!