First Day of Fall

“Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all.” Stanley Horowitz

The Autumnal Equinox is today, this marks the first day of fall for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere.  Fall may be my favorite time of year.  The heat (and hard work) of summer gives way to cool evenings and bountiful harvests.

We live just a little over a half mile from the only major river in our area.  This adds some real ambiance to the outdoors around our place in the fall.  Starting in early September and lasting until November we have flocks of geese flying over our place.  You know fall has arrived here when you walk outside and hear the sounds of geese making their way south.  It’s an extra treat for us because they are usually flying very low on approach to or just leaving the river.

The first day of fall also marks an important time for the winter gardener.  Only 6 more weeks of 10 hour days.  It’s time to take extra care of our cold frame and hoop house crops as they only have a short time left to size up for the winter.

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