Last night we had our first frost.  We did see it coming, so last Friday, we all got outside and picked the garden.  We have the habit of weighing everything we pick, so I thought I would take advantage of the fact and put some of the weights here. 

It was a beautiful fall day, with the leaves just beginning to change colours.

fall colours green and red maple leaves half moon with maple leaves

The half moon was hovering over the colourful maples, so I couldn’t resist taking this picture.

We didn’t plant all these pumpkins; some of them came up of their own accord in the compost pile.  I guess they liked the soil there: the pumpkins grew quite well!

Picking pumpkins a good crop of pumpkins weighing the pumpkins

All together, we grew about 200 lbs of pumpkin.  We grew almost as much tomato – 150 lbs.

a tomato growing (Green Zebra) nice tomato, William! tomato triage

We don’t know what type of apple most of our trees give, as they were already there when we moved here, but we think they are not grafted.  They do give excellent apples, though.

A ripe apple time to taste one... This variety is called "big tree"

While we were picking apples from one tree, another picker came along.  You may have to click on the pictures to tell who it was.

An apple-picking cat?

some grapes coming ripe harvesting basil - it took pruning shears working in the garden

We decided to wash the carrots right away to keep them from going bad too fast.

a few of the carrots being washed 18 lbs of carrots

Carrots were not the only things that needed a little washing…

The floors will need a wash too.

Let’s just say the floor did too.

Psalm 75:1 “Unto thee, O God, do we give thanks, unto thee do we give thanks: for that thy name is near thy wondrous works declare”.

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