Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Vermont Fall Garden Chores
Even though it has not felt much like fall, there is no denying that it is on the way. It still feels warm in the sunshine, but I can feel how much weaker the sun really is now. The warmth does not penetrate the shade. The sun is setting earlier and further south each evening.
And the @#%& flies are finding their way back into the house.
It was time to start a bit of fall clean up.
Can you see all the milkweed in the field? If I had a picture of the opposite end of the field, you might think we lived on a cotton plantation…except the seeds blow around much more easily.
Also part of the fall clean up routine is putting away the garden tchotchkes and neatening up the shed. Mike’s job in this is to clean and sharpen all the garden tools so I will be good to go in the spring.
I sweep the shed out about once a year. The spiders have full reign the rest of the time.