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Fall's Beauty

The wonderful signs of fall are all around us. While I enjoy the rich bounties of summer produce, I have to admit that fall is my favorite time of year. 🥰 There's still much work to do, but I can slow the pace down a little bit to enjoy the beauty that surrounds me while taking in the cooler crisper air. God's handiwork never ceases to amaze me. What a blessing!

This week I'm continuing to clean out garden's and collect the last remnants of summer tomatoes and squashes. I still have several pounds of potatoes that need harvesting. The good news is that they remain safely tucked under ground.

The remainder of the butternut squash is about ready to harvest. I've already collected some. I was hoping to wait a little while to harvest the rest of them. However, we are expecting a pretty heavy frost tonight, so I will need to go ahead and cut them from their vines. Heavy frost will damage them enough so that they will not keep throughout the winter. (That would be sad!!) Usually you want to wait to cut Butternut squash from the vines after the vine has died back and the stump or head of the squash has turned brown. (mine are almost there so they should be fine) They will continue to ripen off the vine.

Last year I was thinking of coming up with some kind of a spiced butternut squash butter, but I never got around to it. 🙄 Who knows??? Maybe this will be the year. I'll keep you posted. Until then, if you're fortunate enough to live in an area where the trees are lit up with colors, I highly recommend going out and enjoying them. Here are a few of ours on the property. Beautiful! 😊

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