Monday, October 01, 2012

Autumn auguries

teetering on the top of the orchard ladder as the last rays of twilight silhouette branches of the yellow delicious apple tree. Picking apples by feel from the spindly, gnarly, gnobby branches. Yes, autumn is upon us. 

We'll be out of sweet corn for about a week, until the weekend or the 8th or so at the latest. The last field is taking its time getting ripe as the days shorten and the nights cool. 

To fill in the gap we'll have plenty of large, ripe, red tomatoes some beautiful red and yellow delicious apples, sweet green grapes with a golden autumn blush and finally our usual unusual assortment of culinary and beneficial herbs.