Yesterday was the first day of autumn, officially. After the market, pulling into the farm, through the dusty windshield we saw 4 guys on their hands and knees planting lettuce, dragging a full flat of lettuce as they moved quickly along the row. Each had a separate color lettuce. I kicked myself for not having a camera. So this morning I took this picture. Not the same without the staff, but beautiful none the less.
The winter squash and onions are beginning to come into the shop to store for winter. Delicata, Butternut, two types of Kabocha squash [Sunshine and my favorite, Black Forest], Acorn and even some Blue Ballet (a small Blue Hubbard). Paul spent hours making better use of the space this morning. I admit I haven’t felt like eating winter squash yet, but as the days shorten and cool, I’m almost ready. It certainly helps that my first recitation of “how-to-use-a-delicata-squash” for the season was this morning. Maybe tomorrow, after my painting class! I’m going to Pepperwood Preserve for a landscape class. If I do anything I like, I’ll post it on my painting blog.