We all have our favorite seasons and Fall is my favorite. I guess what I love most about Fall is that it brings relief from the heat, the drought, and the bugs. Having lived in Louisiana, Kentucky, Missouri and now Texas, I’ve always lived where there was an abundance of bugs and summers were brutally hot. I like Winter too but the change from Fall to Winter just reminds me that Summer is coming again.
The shorter days are nice. In fact, Winter Solstice is one of my favorite days . . December 21 this year. With the shorter daylight hours, our chores are finished up sooner, though it seems we’re usually stumbling back to the house just after dark and always saying “We’re going to stop before dark tomorrow.” Yesterday evening Vince finished tilling up the garden. While I love that it gets dark earlier in the evenings, daylight’s delayed arrival sometimes causes issues. While waiting for it to get light enough to go outside and work, I sometimes pick up my knitting and then, first thing I know, it’s 9 a.m. and I’m sitting here still knitting and I should have been outside working for at least 1-1/2 hours.
As I’m writing this, I’m waiting for it to get fully daylight so I can head out and begin planting while it’s cool.
Today I will plant beets, spinach, carrots and lettuce seeds. I will transplant cabbage, broccoli and cauliflower bedding plants that I had started a while back.
In a few hours, I should have it all planted, have the soaker hoses in place and then I can shower, fix lunch for Vince and get back to my knitting.
I’ll be in the garden if anyone needs me! 🙂