Friday, October 9, 2009

Fun while it lasted



The boys helped me pull the remaining pumpkins and rutabagas out of the garden this afternoon. I also hacked off two Brussels Sprout stems and brought them in. We had some with dinner, and they were oh so good. In fact, both Graham and Benjimouse had third helpings. Owen, however, choked down his obligatory three sprouts and declined my offer of more.

Remember the first frost we had on September 29th? Well, here it is ten days later and what is it doing outside right now?


That's right. We have about an inch on the ground already. So much for autumn. It was fun while it lasted.

5 comments:

Mama Pea said...

We had our first (albeit light) snow cover overnight. And from all reports, the snow went fairly far south, too. Is this the beginning of that "hard" winter I've been hearing about or just a little teaser to urge us into those last minute fall chores?

Your Brussels sprouts look great! We love them but, alas, I've never had much luck growing them.

Mr. H. said...

Brrr! We got down to 19°last night, but I'm glad we don't have any snow...I'm not ready yet.

Erin said...

I can't believe you have snow! It happens so fast, but I seem to remember a few homecoming games growing up where the snow flew early. I am jealous of your pumpkins, ours got ripped out due to bugs and disease this year.

Hazwani said...

Ohhh..snow...

Jo said...

The snow is melted now. We got about two inches total, just enough to make me frantic about finishing fall projects. Too bad I have no time right now!