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Feels like Fall

October 4th, 2008

It feels like fall here in NE Ohio. Tonight the Weather Channel is forecasting lows in the 30’s. There is a definite crispness in the air and when I look outside I notice my lawn is getting littered with leaves. The coloring of the leaves is definitely the harbinger of autumn.

I’m both happy and sad that fall & winter are coming. Happy because I love fall & winter. I love the colors and tastes of autumn, the beautiful leaves, the smell of cinnamon and apples, pumpkin pies and hot cider and the crispness in the air. I always feel like baking this time of year (Mr Chiots is happy about that!).

I’m sad because it marks the end of the gardening season (at least in theory). I’ll still be gardening late into November, planting garlic, composting, clearing out beds, mulching weeding and planting. But soon enough all those chores will be finished and the garden will be dormant until spring.

What do you like & dislike about this season?

3 Comments to “Feels like Fall”
  1. Jennifer on October 4, 2008 at 10:17 am

    The leaves are turning everywhere here. I love that I’ll be able to wear jackets around (yay! Pockets!), and I honestly don’t mind shoveling snow. I can’t wait for the winter CSA to start up in a few weeks – it’s my first time! I’m very sad I won’t be out in the garden for so many months though, and I don’t really know what to do.

    My rss reader decided not to update your feed this whole week, I’m not sure why, boooooo.

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  2. Kelly on October 4, 2008 at 5:03 pm

    I love jeans and sweatshirts!!! Although the snow I could do without really. I thought about you today; Charlie, Brooklyn, and I too Harley for a hike at our local Nature preserve.

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  3. Susy on October 5, 2008 at 9:24 am

    I’m sure you all had a great time, especially Harley!!!

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This is a daily journal of my efforts to cultivate a more simple life, through local eating, gardening and so many other things. We used to live in a small suburban neighborhood Ohio but moved to 153 acres in Liberty, Maine in 2012.

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