"Got any potatoes?" K shouted upstairs. I was working a long day last week to hit a graphic design project deadline. I clicked save and said that I would be right down.
We have an agreement. If I don't stop work to start dinner at 4 pm, K jumps in to figure it out or we won't have anything to eat. He had chicken ready to grill but didn't know what I did with the recently harvested potatoes. This past weekend, I packed them up in boxes layered with shredded paper and stored them in the coolest area in our basement.
There was still a 2 x 8 foot section in the garden that needed to be dug up. I grabbed a shovel and unearthed some potatoes for dinner. I also harvested some fresh pole beans.
I paused for a moment and looked at the garden. It is looking kind of rough and I know that the growing season is almost over. I will miss harvesting what is needed for daily meals.
The end of summer is such a busy time in the garden mostly dealing with the harvest coming in all at once. In addition, I have been very busy with graphic design projects. Lately, there’s hasn't been much opportunity to reflect, to absorb, to acquaint myself with things beyond daily life.
As I looked around, I noticed the trees have begun to turn and the woods surrounding our property are looking a little thin. Fall is here and it is time to begin clean up the garden and prepare the beds for the approaching winter.