Whew! The first week of September is always a crazy time of year. School starts, the garden decides that everything should ripen all at once, days get darker earlier, and of course it is just feels busier as things pile up and we find that time seems to have gotten shorter as well.
All of a sudden – okay well I actually knew it was coming but it always seems to sneak up on me – I have way more tomatoes than we can eat in a meal each night and things that were green in the garden the day before are ripe the next. Gone is the slow lazy days of summer and the “quick – get everything done before the first frost” days are here.
It has been pretty pleasant these past few weeks with a days in the 70s and nights down in the 50s. I’m panicking a little as we are supposed to have a potential frost in Northern Vermont tonight. Our area is only (HA! – only) supposed to drop down to 38 degrees but still – I am worried about some of my more delicate plants and vegetables.
I pulled out some old sheets and threw them over the vegetable garden just in case.
Walking over that way I realized there was something dark in the grapevines. Guess what? Purple grapes! I feel like only yesterday they were green….probably because they were. We are hoping that this whole frost things blows over and the grapes do okay with this sudden cold snap. Looks like we’ll have to have our grape picking party in the next week or so!
As for the tomatoes, it is time to bring out the dehydrator.
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