Tuesday, October 16, 2012


My favorite meal is anything fresh from the farm. Today for lunch I sauteed some red onion, sweet red peppers and zucchini in olive oil. Once soft, I added some cooked rice. So glad I got those zucchini inside before the frost last weekend.

Monday, October 15, 2012


Friday night we had a hard frost in Rhode Island. So, whether they were ready or not, I had to pick all the produce except the cold loving beets and arugula.

The zucchini were small, but I had to get them in so I picked all of them. I would have liked to let them grow bigger for another week or two but I am enjoying these baby zucchini with rice and in omlettes.

Sunday, October 14, 2012


We got a hard, killing frost all over Rhode Island Friday night. I took this first picture Friday morning, knowing that the mimi zinnias would be gone by Saturday morning. Some veggies, like beets, do well in the cold. But most like peppers, eggplant and tomatoes are done for the season.

Friday, October 12, 2012


The forecast is calling for a killing frost tonight. So, I'm enjoying one last day of flowers before the cold temperatures finish them for the season. I'm also harvesting as many veggies as possible since they will probably be gone by tomorrow morning as well.

Thursday, October 11, 2012


I don't remember planting daisies in any of our patio containers, but this week they started to bloom, so they must have come from somewhere. The flowers will be short lived as we are expecting a frost Friday night.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012


In August, I posted pictures of the Limelight Hydrangea when it was in full bloom. In the fall, these blooms start to turn pink which can be even more striking.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Burning Bush

In 2010 I posted about burning bush. If you look at that picture, you can see the burning bush is not as vibrant this year. However, that photo was taken at the end of October so my hope is that the red color will intesnsify as it gets cooler later in October.