But more than pumpkin is on the menu. I was also given some beautiful basil; I see fresh pesto in our future – and more of that heavenly no-cook pasta sauce while we still have vine-ripened tomatoes!
But probably not for long. Fall feels like it is flashing by. Day length is dropping dramatically, and our dry weather is running on borrowed time. Rick has been spreading composted manure on the pastures at every opportunity and finally finished today. He built a rack for the flatbed trailer my dad gave us and hopes to pick up a load of firewood before next weekend, when rain is forecast. I picked two big buckets of apples this afternoon and am in the middle of processing two batches of applesauce. I wanted to get a dehydrator-load of apple slices going tonight, too, now that the prunes are done, but I can see now that I will run out of time.