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Beautiful Fall ColorsThe month of Sept signals the coming of fall for us in Canada.  Soon the leaves will be changing colors, the mornings are already getting cooler, and the garden is starting to get mighty thin.  The last of the green and yellow bush beans are picked and the pole beans climbing the corn are almost ready.  Talking about corn... even though they were laid down, I'm happy that our corn wasn't destroyed due to the high winds of Tropical Storm Irene (by the time she hit us).

Apple picking season is almost here as well, this is my most favorite time of the year actually.  We love to pick apples for table and baking.  We're also planning our own mini-orchard and rejuvenating some old apple tree's around our property to support our love of apples.  This is part of our 5 year plan...

This year we're going to build cold frames to plant winter greens.  I'm not sure how well we'll do, but have to start somewhere.  We already sourced some old windows and need to pick up some lumber, hopefully recycle some, and start building them.  A new to me book I'm running through now is Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.  I'll complete a review on this book when i'm done, but so far it's very fun to read and exciting to see what the opportunities are to growing all 4 seasons in our climate.

Well all this to say "Happy Start to Fall to All"!!  It's one of the most beautiful times of the year and one to be enjoyed!

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