The new neighbor gave us permission to gather grapes and apples. Yesterday I canned 16 jars of concord grape jelly.
Today I sliced the apples and made crisp.
While that was baking I gathered up the wild grapes that grow in the tiny woods behind the house. Wild grape jelly is awesome!
Summer is winding down and with the mildly cooler weather (less than 90 degrees and lack of high humidity) I am more inclined to go outside.
The locusts and tree frogs fill the evening with a symphony of sound. Like they're hurrying to get the tunes out before the season changes.
The zinnias are still blooming and attracting tons of Monarch butterflies. I need to find a place to plant milkweed. Then they can breed here as well.
The vegetable garden is pretty done for the year. The overload of rain really took its toll. And the fact that I was still working a million hours during planting season didn't help. I'm looking forward to next spring already.
Also looking forward (not really) to getting out and finding a new job. A couple craft stores are hiring, which sounds wonderful. As long as I don't take advantage of any employee discounts that might eat a potential paycheck.
Speaking of yarn...time to pick up the knitting.
Hope there was no expectation of profound thoughts. Cause I'm far too relaxed to be profound.