Our life living off the land in our log cabin, breathing fresh mountain air, and getting back to basics.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Nature's Bounty

What better way to get back into the swing of things here at the cabin but to harvest what nature has to offer.  Early this morning we headed to the garden and were greeted by the still beautifully blooming thistles speckled with sparkling dew drops...
 ...then we picked a basket full of beans (our beans have produced beautifully this year)...Johny even picked some while I was gone!

We went to our friend Bobby's place and harvested chestnuts (love them roasted on an open fire...makes me feel like Christmas is just around the corner!)...
 ...they sure are prickly in their shell, but yummy in the tummy!  
Bobby gave us a nice spaghetti squash and a sweet potato squash...never heard of the sweet potato squash but he said you cook it like squash but it tastes like sweet potato.
We harvested lots of apples, all different kinds.  The crate is from apples that fell off the trees...too many bugs or damaged areas for human consumption but we're going to put them in the woods to try to attract some deer...we'll put our critter cam out, keeping our fingers crossed that they come...
We picked Riesling, Concord and Cabernet grapes....we aren't making wine this year but they sure are good eating!
We also had the pleasure of enjoying the last of the flowers in his garden...still quite lovely but the lack of blooms is a sure indication of fall.

There's no doubt fall is in the air...though the mountains don't show the arrival of the colors yet, our cabin is surrounded by fallen leaves and splashes of yellow everywhere.  Looking forward to the reds and oranges showing themselves.  I so enjoy this time of year, do you?

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Osage Bluff Quilter said...

Chestnuts! We were just talking about them the other day. I bought Bernie's sister and antique cast iron roast pan several years ago. She had to order nuts on line. All the chestnuts died out around here. You are lucky to have them.

We saw some colors changing in the trees as we drove 2 hours east of here yesterday. And then it rained . . .

So glad your are still reaping God's goodness.

B & P

Dad/Pepere said...

Great photos and good life! Hugs!

Lise said...

Patti, I should have mentioned that most of the chestnuts did die from blight, but there are a few here and there that seemed immune...lucky for us! Blessings back to the two of you!

So true dad. Hugs back!

Powell River Books said...

Your garden produce is wonderful. I've been so frustrated with the woodrat eating everything down to the stems, even out on the garden float. We keep trying to trap him (her?), but he's a clever one. - Margy

Lise said...

Margy, those dastardly rascals that get to the garden before we can is so frustrating. That's why we built the fence around our garden...it was worth the effort. Maybe you could build a small one around you floating garden?