But I am! When the weather first started seeming a bit chilly last week, I lamented our too-short summer and the rarity of temperatures above 90.
As we plunge, truly, into what feels and looks like fall – cold night-time temperatures, leaves dropping to the ground, my need to actually wear a hat yesterday morning – I am starting to feel my yearly excitement for scarves, being in my kitchen, and the general work of turning in.
Soon I will be harvesting the last of my sad little garden (it didn’t produce much this year as I tried to figure out our new setting of soil and light) and prepping it for winter. I have a plan though, and along with my new vigor for the seasonal change, I’m actually excited to put the garden to rest. I’ve been reading a bit about soil, nutrients and weeds – And as the leaves fall from the trees, it will help my plan along. Step 1 – cover the beds with our compost from the year. Step 2 – have teenager rake up the leaves (her idea to make some extra cash). Step 3 – chop up leaves and cover beds up to about 4 inches.
I’m excited to see how this helps our garden for next year. Oh, yes…I can’t forget to plant the garlic!
What seasonal preparations are you enjoying currently?