Good-by, good-by to Summer! For Summer’s nearly done; The garden smiling faintly, Cool breezes in the sun. (from “Robin Redbreast” by William Allingham)

With fall here things are starting to slow down, become still…peaceful. Most of the lambs are gone now, the garden is done, grass has stopped growing, the air has lost almost all of its warmth, the trees are only orange and brown, and there is a coating of frost on the ground every morning…yup winter is coming.

The 2014 garlic bed.img_1157_001

The blueberry patch getting protection from the rabbits who feed on them through the winter, and clearing out unsuccessful raspberries for more blueberry plants in the spring.img_1158_001

Our poor peas, struggling to survive the heavy frosts.img_1259_001img_1264_001


Doesn’t she have the sweetest face?img_1229_001img_1256_001img_1208_001img_1204_001