It is the last day of Summer. The autumnal equinox will take place at 3:50 AM on Monday, September 23. Today, in anticipation of Fall, the first magnolia seed pod has burst open and the bright red red berries have made their debut.
We at SFH will not be dancing around a fire Druid fashion tomorrow in the early morning or any other such thing. We will, however, begin our preparations for the coming Winter. The chimney must be cleaned. Firewood must be purchased. And, one-by-one, the vegetable gardens will be prepared for the next growing season.
This last week has been among the best of the year. You can read about some of what went on in our post Three Grand Time Travelers.
Another great high point was celebrating Daughter #2’s birthday at Montpelier, the home of James Madison. Soon, I hope to have a post with many pictures from the day. For now, here is a view of Daughter #2, her family, and beautiful Spouse strolling through the gardens.
SFH by the Numbers – Facts & Statistics
SFH Plantings: See SFH 2019 Plantings
SFH Harvest: See SFH 2019 Harvest
SFH Preserving: See SFH 2019 – Preserving – Food for Tomorrow
SFH WX Station Report – Monthly: See SFH Weather Summaries & Statistics
SFH WX Station Report – Weekly: SFH WX 2019-09-16 through 09-22