I think of the tomatoes I’ve canned, peaches in the freezer and they zucchini bread we’ve baked as stashing away a little bit of sunshine for a snowy cold day.
Last week I canned 18 quarts of tomatoes. It is probably the last of the season.
My garden is just about done.
I haven’t been out there taking pictures of the wonderful produce we’ve been harvesting because well it is pretty much all picked. I haven’t pulled the tomato plants because there are still a few tomatoes here and there and the zucchini is still producing a few.
But we are basically eating what comes in and not storing any up. Don’t get me wrong I would rather pick a tomato that go buy one at the store! They are still delicious but my mind isn’t focused on what needs to be done in the garden each day.
The seasons are shifting. School assignments not watering and weed pulling are dominating my days.
It is time to do more book work instead of yard work.
I miss summer already.
Maybe I will try to turn over some dirt and try a fall planting of lettuce.
I am not ready to let go of summer and sunshine just yet.