It is the first of October and there is the sharp, rich smell of fall in the air finally. We have had a long and dry end to the summer which has extended the harvest of a number of varieties of vegetables. A cool start to the season delayed the seeding of a number of crops. Now it looks like all the corn, chile and squash will make, despite the late planting.[caption id="attachment_137" align="alignnone" width="300"] My homemade cider press[/caption]
We picked plenty of apples and grapes. Some we pressed out and the rest are stored for later. In some ways, this is my favorite season.