Sunday, October 27, 2013

Winding Down

First noticed fall colors on October 14, and they continue to delight.  Laurie closed our market here at the farm on October 19, but we are still selling tomatoes and peppers and winter squash  at open air markets in Ambridge on Thursdays, 4 pm-dusk and in Beaver on Saturdays, 10am-1pm.  Produce available from other growers...apples, potatoes, red and green cabbage, kale, turnips, rutabagas, parsnips, radishes and more!  Tomorrow, October 28, is our last day in Coraopolis, 3:30 pm-dusk.
Much of Monday's market was T-shirt weather.  We had a special helper, our 5 year old granddaughter!  On Tuesday, filled with optimism, we loaded the trailer with empty buckets and headed to the field.  We returned about 5:30 pm with 600 pounds of tomatoes and lots of peppers.  Much of rainy Wednesday was spent wiping and sorting.  Market on Thursday was chilly, but mercifully dry.  On Friday, once again, we loaded empty buckets on the trailer and picked 300 pounds of tomatoes and more peppers.  Saturday morning the low temperature was a frosty 30.5 degrees.  Perhaps no more harvesting.

Today we did no farming for the first time since June!  After church we enjoyed an omelet made with our peppers...hiked through fields and woods...savored coffee and worked a crossword puzzle on the veranda...watched the sky and the trees change color as the sun set on another spectacular fall day!