We've just harvested the last of the tomatoes, peppers, zuchini and red potatoes. I'm glad I was able to make a few loves of gluten-free zuchini bread. Now it's time to get the cool crop raised beds ready for planting. I'm not quite sure what will plant this Fall, but it will most likely be some kind of lettuce.
Every year we plant a bunch of sunflowers. The kids love collecting the seeds and eating them right out of the flowers. That is if the goldfinches don't get to them first. We also have the most beautiful Morning Glories all over the back yard. My husband and I take the baby out to the garden every morning and watch the Morning Glories open up. It's pretty amazing to stand in front of them and watch how slowly they open up their petals. My favorite ones are the lavender and purple mix.
This year we ended up with 2 beautiful roosters, but unfortunately, we have to give them away. We just have never been able to butcher them, so we usually give them to local friends. I'm hoping none of our neighbors will complain about them and we can end up keeping one. We'll see what happens in the next few weeks. The honeybees are doing very well, despite the fact that we haven't checked on them much the last 4 weeks. Life seems to have gotten much busier than I expected and we didn't get as much much honey as we though we would. It's time to start down sizing the hives and get them ready for the cooler months.