Apple Disaster !!

Last weekend after the Kaneville Fest Craft Show, we stopped at the in-laws AKA “The Farm”.  We sadly discovered that a large branch of an apple tree had broken off.  There was not a storm recently so perhaps just the weight on an old limb was too much.  Farm Pop Pop has a cider press that has been in his family for over 100 years and this tree supplied some of the apples for it.  There will be another post about the cider press when it comes time to make this fall’s cider!!

Damaged Apple Tree

Damaged Apple Tree

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The air has changed

So did the calendar page.  I know it’s probably mostly a subconcious sort of thing now that school has started and it’s officially September, but the air smells like fall.  Suddenly the days are shorter, the mornings are dewey-er, and the trees are changing.  The squirrels have knocked off nearly every acorn from our tree in the front yard, (do they know something about the coming winter?), leaving so many of them on the ground that my husband actually had to shovel them off the sidewalk.  And the tomatoes I’ve so patiently waited for are just not turning red.  With the cold nights lately, I’ve decided to harvest all the basil before a surprise frost.  Yesterday I made pesto to freeze as well as plain pureed leaves to add to recipes.  I will not pay $4.00 for 12 basil leaves in December!

I am anxious to put up fall decorations though and, dare I say it, start planning the gifts I wish to make for Christmas this year.  Time also to find that recipe for pumpkin cookies.  Oooh, and Ina’s Roasted Butternut Squash.   Yes, a little heat from the oven to nicely warm the house a bit.

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