Fall has finally made it's debut with cooler temperatures, rain, light wind and changing of the colors. Beautiful reds, oranges, pinks, burgundy's, even mauve and the standard yellow, all against a back drop of many still-green leaves and a few evergreens. Autumn on the east coast is a site to behold. I love God's wonderful paint pallet.
Check out Cat Food for a new recipe, a really yummy Quiche. It was originally from AllRecipes.com, but I tweaked it, added ingredients and made it 'mine'. Hope you enjoy it.
If you follow me on Facebook, you know that I didn't do much veggie gardening this year. However, in July, I adopted a 6-pack of "Charlie Brown Christmas Tree-Style" tomato plants for all of 99¢. They were so tall and leggy and I wasn't sure any would make it, but wanted to try.
I put three of them in with the large container of marigolds, but had no place for the other three. I thought I might get more soil, but they died before I got to it. (And yes, this is a real picture of some of 'my' tomatoes - see the vine and the one that's still green).
I didn't get ripe tomatoes until a couple of weeks ago. They're not large, but I got my investment back! I cut them down, leaving some vine and brought them in for fear of frost. We haven't had a frost yet, but I marked the calendar for October as a possible for our first frost.
When I cut down the vines, I picked one nice, almost ripe one, about the size of a baseball, and the rest (17 in all) are small, but ripening. They are delicious; I guess it's true - good things come in small packages.
The weekend is right around the corner; hope you have some fall fun planned. I'm real busy these days getting things made or sewn and put into my Etsy Shop; that's a lot of fun. Had my first sale, and I'm really stoked!
Have a wonderful Country Weekend, whether you live in the country or just wish you did.
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