I am busy with yard work as it appears that we have a week of summer-like weather before winter begins to make its annual trek through the prairie region of Canada. I wanted to capture some of the beauty that bursts forth with this last burst of nature’s libido before frost turns all the colour to drab browns and greys.
The busyness had me focus on tilling the garden. Our soil is hard because of clay. Over the years I have put in numerous bags of peat moss, mulch, dried grass and leaves, coffee grinds, and egg shells into the garden to help make it easier to work. But to date, the garden remains hard clay making tilling a work out. This year, we are trying to see if using straw will make a difference in the soil’s consistency. I’ll find out next spring how well this latest effort works out.
This morning, our focus turned to canning, putting into bottles, the sauerkraut that has been ageing. We ended up with over fifty pints of sauerkraut when done. This afternoon, I finished up the tilling I had begun yesterday afternoon. Now, It’s time for a cuppa tea on the back deck with our neighbours. Of course, that will be a “wearing clothing” event.